A nuclear power plant in Georgia has started operations, marking the first activation of a nuclear reactor in the USA since 2016. The newly connected unit at Plant Vogtle has a capacity of 1,114 megawatts, contributing to the nation’s total power generation of 95,881 MW from 93 commercial reactors. Once all four units at Plant Vogtle are online, it will become the largest generator of clean energy in the USA. The new reactor uses advanced technology, and its completion faced delays and cost overruns, with the total cost estimated at over $30 billion. Despite some nuclear reactors retiring, there is growing interest in nuclear power to reduce the carbon footprint of the electric power sector. Recent legislation supports U.S. nuclear energy as part of a clean energy portfolio.