SCE&G's V.C. Summer Nuclear Station Begins 15th Refueling Outage
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April 21, 2005, Columbia, SC - South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG), announced today that the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station is being taken out of service this weekend to begin the plant's 15th refueling outage.

Approximately one-third of Summer Station's 157 uranium fuel assemblies are replaced every 18 months, said Jeff Archie, vice president of nuclear operations.

Refueling outages also make it possible for SCE&G to perform preventive and scheduled maintenance work that cannot be performed when the plant is in operation. Archie said this allows the 1,000-megawatt plant to continue to perform at the industry's highest levels.

"Summer Station is a critical part of SCE&G's overall electric generation mix, and allows us to provide reliable, affordable electricity to our customers," Archie said.

The outage begins around midnight April 22 and is expected to be completed by the end of May.


PROFILE

SCE&G is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 585,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 282,000 customers in 34 counties in the state.

SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available on the Company's web site at www.scana.com.


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