NRECA Statement on Vogtle Decision

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today issued the following statement in support of the decision to proceed with the Vogtle Project.

“I applaud the recommendation by Oglethorpe Power and their partners to move ahead with the Vogtle nuclear energy project,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson.  “A diverse fuel mix is vital as electric co-ops work to meet 21st century energy needs and ensure continued access to affordable, reliable power. Nuclear energy is an essential source of emissions-free, 24/7 power. The Vogtle reactors will help Georgia’s electric cooperatives diversify their portfolio while protecting America’s leadership in nuclear energy. The decision to continue Vogtle is a win for Georgia electric cooperatives and our national energy security.”

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