Nuclear Power Plants in the USA - Carolinas
Brunswick
Location: NC
Operator: Progress Energy Carolinas
Configuration: 2 X 1,007 MW BWR
Operation: 1975-1977
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: UE&C, Brown & Root

Photograph courtesy of Progress Energy
Re-posted 26 May 2014

Catawba
Location: SC
Operator: Duke Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 1,305 MW PWR
Operation: 1985-1986
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duke Power

Photograph courtesy of Duke Power Co
Posted 21 Apr 2004

McGuire
Location: NC
Operator: Duke Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 1,305 MW PWR
Operation: 1981-1984
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Duke Power

Photograph courtesy of Duke Power Co
Posted 21 Apr 2004

Oconee
Location: SC
Operator: Duke Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 934 MW PWR
Operation: 1973-1974
Reactor supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duke Power

Photograph courtesy of Duke Power Co
Posted 21 Apr 2004

Parr/CVTR
Location: South Carolina
Operator: Carolinas-Virginia Nuclear Power Associates
Configuration: 1 X 17 MW PHWR
Operation: 1964 (ret)
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: WH, S&W
Quick facts: The Carolinas-Virginia Tube Reactor (CVTR) was built at the Parr coal-fired plant and HPP in Fairfield Co, near the site of the Summer NPP. It was built under the third round of the AEC Power Demonstration Reactor Program to test out the pressure tube reactor concept. Westinghouse built the 65-MWt PHWR which required external superheating. The owners group comprised Duke Power, Carolina Power & Light, South Carolina Electric & Gas, and Virginia Electric and Power. The experimental unit operated from 1963 to 1967. It was fully demolished by 2009 and the area returned to greenfield status.

Photograph courtesy of Scana Corp
Posted 26 Jul 2015

Robinson
Location: SC
Operator: Progress Energy Carolinas
Configuration: 1 X 820 PWR
Operation: 1971
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Site was shared with a 207-MW coal-fired unit. This was retired in 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 18 Jun 2004

Shearon Harris
Location: NC
Operator: Progress Energy Carolinas
Configuration: 1 X 990 MW PWR
Operation: 1987
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Ebasco, Daniel

Photograph courtesy of Carolina Power & Light
Posted 29 Apr 2001

V C Summer Unit-1
Location: South Carolina
Operator: South Carolina Electric & Gas
Configuration: 1 X 1,006 MW PWR
Operation: 1984
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Gilbert, Daniel
Quick facts: A 3-loop PWR. The site in Fairfield Co is named for Dr Virgil C Summer, retired Chairman and CEO of Scana.

Photograph courtesy of Scana Corp
Re-posted 26 May 2014

V C Summer 2&3
Location: South Carolina
Operator: South Carolina Electric & Gas
Configuration: 2 X 1,117 MW PWR
Operation: 2019-2020
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: WH, CB&I
Quick facts: On 27 Mar 2008, SCE&G applied to the NRC for a COL to build two 1,100 MW AP1000 PWRs at Summer. The EPC contract was signed in May 2008. The initial cost estimate was $9.8bn for both units. First concrete was in Mar 2013. The project is a 60:40 JV of SCE&G and Santee Cooper. Photo dates to May 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Scana Corp
Re-posted 26 Jul 2015

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-Oct-2016

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