Critical Decisions Are Ahead for the Future of SCE&G's V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

Jul 21, 2017

The saga of the problem plagued V.C. Summer nuclear project continues, but its’ future will be determined by some critical decisions expected to be made over the next several months.

Two new Westinghouse reactors are under construction by SCE&G and state-owned utility Santee Cooper at SCE&G’s Summer plant some 25 miles north of Columbia in Fairfield County.

Work on the facility is years behind schedule, and running billions of dollars over cost estimates.  Adding to the problems for the project, Westinghouse, the primary contractor has filed for bankruptcy protection.