Workshops planned for relicensing Saluda Hydro
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October 18, 2004, Columbia, SC - Workshops designed to receive input from the public and governmental agencies on issues related to the relicensing of the Saluda Hydroelectric Project on Lake Murray are scheduled for later this month.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) is offering the workshops as opportunities for the public to help identify issues of importance to them related to operations, economics and environmental considerations regarding the plant, whose license expires in 2010.

"We believe a critical element of the relicensing process will be the involvement of all who are interested in the future operation of the project," said Jim Landreth, vice president of fossil and hydro operations for SCE&G. "We invite the public to attend the upcoming issues identification workshops to express their interests and share their opinions on the Saluda Project."

Those attending the workshops will be given an overview of the relicensing process and there will be individual breakout sessions focusing on specific topics including fish and wildlife, water quality, project operations, recreation and land management.

Locations, dates and times for these workshops are as follows:

Oct. 26
American Legion Hut
108 South Rudolph Street
Saluda, SC
1 to 4 p.m.
6 to 9 p.m.
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Oct. 27
Community Hall
1109 Main Street
Newberry, SC
1 to 4 p.m.
6 to 9 p.m.
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Oct. 28
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Old Bush River Road
Columbia, SC
1 to 4 p.m.
6 to 9 p.m.
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"There is no cost to attend these workshops and the community's involvement is greatly encouraged," Landreth added. "We hope the public takes advantage of this opportunity to talk with SCE&G and others to identify issues related to Lake Murray and the Lower Saluda River and the relicensing of the Saluda Hydro Project."

Kleinschmidt Associates, a consulting firm which specializes in providing engineering, regulatory management and environmental services to the energy and water resource industries, is coordinating the workshops for SCE&G. For more information or if you plan to attend one of the workshops, call (803) 822-3177 or e-mail or  

SCE&G is the largest subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available at
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