South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), principal unit of SCANA Corp.), returned Unit 1 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station to service on April 2. This completed the planned mid-cycle maintenance outage that began on March 22.
Dan Gatlin, SCE&G vice president of nuclear operations said one of the station's pump back-up seals was not performing as desired. The shutdown has addressed that issue.
During the outage, SCE&G also completed other maintenance activities to support safe and reliable operations.
SCE&G is a regulated utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to about 670,000 customers in South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to about 323,000 customers throughout the state.
SCANA Corp., 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 about 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.