New Projects, Nuclear

Progress Energy selects Westinghouse AP 1000 design

10 July 2007 — Progress Energy said it selected the Westinghouse AP1000 design for potential new nuclear plant construction at its Levy County Florida site. The selection marks the second time Progress Energy has chosen the AP1000 for possible new plant construction. The first time was for its Harris Nuclear Plant site near New Hill, N.C.

The AP1000 will now be the technology basis for 12 construction and operating license (COL) applications with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In addition to Progress Energy, Duke Energy, SCANA and Santee Cooper, and the team of Southern Company and Georgia Power have selected the AP1000 standardized design for possible future expansion of their nuclear capability.