Columbia, SC, November 28, 2006 … South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), reported that the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station has returned to service following the plant's 16th refueling and maintenance outage. The 1,000-megawatt plant, which is located near Columbia, South Carolina, completed the outage and returned to service Nov. 22.
V. C. Summer Station is jointly owned by SCE&G and the South Carolina Public Service Authority, a state-owned utility that is also known as Santee Cooper. SCE&G is the plant operator. During the refueling outage, approximately one-third of Summer Station's 157 fuel assemblies were replaced, and scheduled maintenance work that cannot be performed when the plant is in operation was conducted.
“This has been a successful outage on many levels,” said Jeff Archie, vice president of Nuclear Operations for SCE&G. “Not only did we complete it safely, we also addressed several maintenance opportunities that will enhance the station’s reliability over the next operating cycle. The commitment of our staff was exceptional, and I am proud of their teamwork and dedication to getting the job done.”
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 620,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 291,000 customers in 34 counties in the state.
SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available on the Company’s web site at www.scana.com.