Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions regarding on-site visits, the Energy Education Center staffs at Southern Nuclear’s three electric generating facilities are now offering virtual tours of plants Farley, Hatch and Vogtle.
“Although a program viewed from a computer screen can never be as impressive as actually visiting a nuclear power plant and one of our centers, we are able to provide the next best thing,” said Plant Vogtle Communications Coordinator Mike McCracken.
Virtual tours are available for groups ranging from middle school through college, civic clubs and other community and industry organizations. “Programs can be specifically tailored to meet groups’ preexisting nuclear knowledge, if any, and can specifically address a group’s area of interest,” added McCracken.
“Our goal is to continue explaining how nuclear professionals use this fascinating technology to operate these plants and to engage audiences who have an interest in learning about nuclear energy,” said Southern Nuclear Communications Supervisor Ryan Dean.
“We have the benefit of skilled presenters and an interesting subject, and we’re getting better at adapting what we can do within the virtual world each day,” said Dean. “We’re proud of our plants and our people, and we love talking nuclear.”
For more information, contact your nearest Energy Education Center: