Dec. 1, 2003, Columbia, SC, - South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), announced today that its 1,000-megawatt V.C. Summer Nuclear Station returned to service on November 26, 2003 after a 47-day refueling and maintenance outage. The plant is currently operating at 100 percent power.
During the scheduled outage, which occurs about every 18 months, approximately one third of the reactor’s 157 fuel assemblies were replaced and maintenance activities were completed. This was the plant’s 14th refueling outage since it began commercial operation in 1984.
SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Columbia, SC, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications and other energy-related businesses. SCE&G is a regulated public utility providing electricity to approximately 567,000 customers and natural gas to approximately 270,000 customers in portions of central and southern South Carolina. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available on the company's website at www.scana.com.