V.C. Summer Nuclear Station Starts Mid-Cycle Outage
JENKINSVILLE, S.C., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), will take Unit 1 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station offline March 22 to begin a planned mid-cycle maintenance outage. The planned outage will allow the staff to perform work that cannot be done while the plant is operating.
"One of the back-up seals on a pump is not performing as desired, and we have elected to replace it," said Dan Gatlin, SCE&G vice president of nuclear operations. "Although the back-up seal parameters are currently acceptable, we made a conservative decision to shut down and fully examine the issue, which is consistent with our 'safety first' operating strategy."
While the 966-megawatt nuclear facility is out of service for what is expected to be approximately 14 days, SCE&G anticipates that its other generating plants will provide electric power for its customers.
SCE&G is a regulated utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 670,000 customers in South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 323,000 customers throughout the state. More information about SCE&G is available at www.sceg.com.
SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Cayce, S.C., is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. In addition to its approximately 670,000 electric customers in South Carolina, the company serves more than 1.2 million natural gas customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. More information about SCANA is available at www.scana.com.
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