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V.C. Summer Nuclear Station Starts Refueling Outage
web posted October 11, 2012
JENKINSVILLE, S.C. – 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 Oct. 12 to begin a scheduled refueling outage. The outage,
which follows an 18-month operating cycle, is the 20th for V.C. Summer
since the station began commercial operation in 1984.
“Because of our employees’ commitment to safety and strong sense of
ownership, we completed the last operating cycle setting station
records for both safety and reliability,” said Dan Gatlin, SCE&G
vice president of nuclear operations. “We will continue our focus on
safety during the refueling outage to assure we return the plant to
Approximately one-third of V.C. Summer’s 157 fuel assemblies are
replaced every 18 months. Refueling outages also allow SCE&G to
perform preventive maintenance work that cannot be performed when the
reactor is operating. While the 966-megawatt facility is out of
service, SCE&G’s other generating plants will provide electric
power for its customers.
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