SCE&G files license extension application for the V.C. Summer nuclear station

Aug. 6, 2002 — South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, principal subsidiary of SCANA Corp., recently filed a formal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a 20-year license extension for its V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.

Summer Station’s current license runs through August 6, 2022 and the extension, if approved, would allow the plant to operate through 2042.

“Several of this country’s nuclear plants have already received license extensions, and we believe Summer Station’s excellent operating and safety records make it an ideal candidate to have its operating life extended as well,” said Senior Vice President of Nuclear Operations Steve Byrne.

SCE&G is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to over 550,000 customers in 24 counties in central, southern and southwestern South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 270,000 customers in 33 counties in the state.

SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbia, SC, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications and other energy-related businesses.

The company serves more than 550,000 electric customers in South Carolina and approximately one million natural gas customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available on the Company’s website at www.scana.com.

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