Primesouth Announces Contract to Operate and Maintain Dell Power Project
Mary Green Brush
(803) 217-8833

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 14, 2006 - Primesouth, the power plant management business of Columbia, S.C.-based SCANA Corp. (NYSE:SCG), has signed a three-year contract with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. to operate and maintain a new power plant under construction in Dell, Ark.

Primesouth will employ 19 at the natural gas fired, combined cycle, electric generating plant, which will have a capacity of 590 MW. The design includes two combustion turbines with individual capacities of 175 MW and a steam turbine with a 240-MW capacity. The Dell Power Project is expected to go into commercial operation late spring 2007.

Primesouth is an independent, non-regulated full service energy services contractor. Primesouth currently operates and maintains facilities for Rochester Gas & Electric in New York; the Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Facility in New York; Santee Cooper, Winyah Synfuel Project in South Carolina; and Griffith Energy Facility in Arizona.

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa that serve more than 800,000 customers. AECI is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.