CP&L’s Harris Nuclear Plant reaches safety milestone

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 21, 2002 — Late Tuesday, CP&L’s Harris Nuclear Plant reached an important safety milestone. As of 5 p.m. Nov. 19, the Harris Nuclear Plant had recorded 5 million work hours without a lost-time injury.

The achievement puts the plant among the top safety performers for industrial sites in North Carolina. CP&L is a subsidiary of Progress Energy.

Earlier this year, the Harris Nuclear Plant was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for completing four years and four million work hours without an injury. The plant’s last lost-time accident occurred March 23, 1998.

“Each employee at the Harris Nuclear Plant has contributed to our success and we continue to build our safety culture,” said Jim Scarola, vice president, Harris Nuclear Plant. “I am proud of our record, but we all must remain vigilant. Safety must remain our top priority for every task, every day.”

Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is a Fortune 250 diversified energy company with more than 21,800 megawatts of generation capacity and $8 billion in annual revenues.

The company’s holdings include two electric utilities (CP&L and Florida Power) and a natural gas distribution company (NCNG) serving more than 2.9 million customers across the Carolinas and Florida. Progress Energy also includes non-regulated operations (Progress Ventures) covering merchant generation, energy marketing and trading, fuel extraction (Progress Fuels), rail services (Progress Rail) and broadband capacity (Progress Telecom). For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company’s Web site at

Source: CP&L; Progress Energy, Inc.