SCE&G forecasts a need for baseload electric generation by 2017. The company, with Santee Cooper, proposes to build two new nuclear units located at the V.C. Summer nuclear station site near Jenkinsville, S.C.
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.
Nuclear power is economical.Nuclear plants are a very cost efficient power generation source.
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.
Nuclear power is reliable.Nuclear plants operate at their maximum output 24/7 for long periods of time.
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 plant has been providing electricity to customers for more than 30 years.
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