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SCANA Recieves Confirmation Westinghouse Will Continue Sumner Nuclear Additions

By Editors of Power Engineering

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, a subsidiary of SCANA Corp., received confirmation from Westinghouse Electric Company that Westinghouse and Toshiba remain committed to completing two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Sumner Nuclear Station.

Additionally, Westinghouse revised its in-service dates for the reactors, with Unit 2 expected to come online by April 2020 and Unit 3 by December 2020.

SCE&G said it will monitor Westinghouse’s ability to adhere to the new schedule, as well as the financial condition of Westinghouse and Toshiba in regards to the effect on their ability to complete the project.

Toshiba announced it would exit nuclear construction after reporting a writeoff of more than $6 billion in losses from Westinghouse. However, the company also said it would complete eight AP1000 reactors the company has under construction, including the two at Sumner.