NRECA Applauds DOE Vogtle Announcement

ARLINGTON, Va. – NRECA CEO Jim Matheson today applauded the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee for the Plant Vogtle nuclear power project.

“Today’s announcement is welcome news for Oglethorpe Power, the Vogtle project, and the future of America’s electric generation,” Matheson said.  “Nuclear energy is an essential source of emissions-free, 24/7 power. This DOE loan guarantee will help promote a diverse fuel mix, which is vital as electric co-ops work to meet 21st century energy needs and ensure continued access to affordable, reliable power. I applaud DOE and Secretary Perry for recognizing the value of this project and making it more affordable for our members.”

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.