Why Nuclear Power
Why is nuclear power the right choice to meet South Carolina’s future energy needs?

Nuclear power is clean.
Nuclear plants do not produce greenhouse gases that can lead to global warming. Using nuclear energy gives states additional flexibility in complying with clean air requirements.
 
Nuclear power is economical.
Nuclear fuel costs less than fossil fuel sources and the overall cost of generating electricity with nuclear fuel is one-third less than it was 10 years ago.
Nuclear power creates jobs.
As many as 3,000 jobs will be created during construction of SCE&G's two new nuclear plants and up to 800 permanent positions when the plants begin operating. Learn more and apply. V.C. Summer also works with local schools to encourage students interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 
 
Nuclear power is reliable.
Nuclear plants operate at their maximum output 24/7 for long periods of time. V.C. Summer is a stable, consistent source of power for South Carolina.
 
Nuclear power is proven.
Nuclear plants have been producing millions of mega-watt hours of electricity safely and reliability in South Carolina since the 1960s. SCE&G’s V.C. Summer Nuclear Station has been powering industries, cooling homes and supporting growth in the state for more than 30 years. It has proven to be a reliable and safe source of electric generation, and will be for years to come.