ADVISORY: Experts discuss concerns with Westinghouse bankruptcy filing and the possible impacts on new nuclear construction projects in Georgia and South Carolina

Guest Blog | March 29, 2017 | Press Releases

Contact: Sarah Gilliam, SACE, 865-235-1448, [email protected]



Atlanta, Ga. – Tomorrow, on Thursday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET, a panel of local, regional and national experts will hold a telepress conference to discuss the recent news of Westinghouse Electric Corp. filing for bankruptcy due to massive cost overruns at Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle (subsidiary Georgia Power) in Georgia and SCANA’s (subsidiary SCE&G) V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina. Westinghouse, subsidiary of Japanese tech giant Toshiba, is the designer and builder of the four under-construction AP1000 reactors, a design yet to be operational anywhere in the world. The projects are nearly four years delayed and billions of dollars over budget.

All of the panelists have been involved in various proceedings related to these projects over the course of a decade or more.

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Dial 727-258-5789 and enter PIN: 97609


Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Peter Bradford, adjunct law professor and former Commissioner with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and former Chair of the Maine and New York Public Utility Commissions

Liz Coyle, Executive Director, Georgia Watch

Tom Clements, Executive Director, SRS Watch and SCE&G Customer and Intervenor

Sara Barczak, High Risk Energy Choices Program Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy


About Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Founded in 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at