Thursday, April 26, 2012

SCE&G releasing water into rivers - Local / Metro -

SCE&G is releasing a high volume of water from the Lake Murray dam, enough to make playing on the water downstream, especially on the rocks and islands, dangerous. The water level was near 10,000 cubic feet per second at 3:30 p.m., a volume which can push water over many of the islands and even into a few low-lying sections of the Cayce-West Columbia Riverwalks.

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Santee Cooper Signs Letter of Intent with American Municipal for V.C. Summer Reactors - Nuclear Power Industry News - Nuclear Power Industry News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal

After beginning negotiations to sell a 2-7 percent stake to South Mississippi Electric Power last week, Santee Cooper has signed a letter of intent with Ohio-based American Municipal Power (AMP) to possibly sell another 2-5 percent of its stake in the V.C. Summer expansion.

New Bern, Rocky Mount criticize Progress, Duke merger proposal - Local/State -

John Murawski, 04/26/12

In filings Wednesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the towns characterized the companies’ March proposal as “legal legerdemain” that would do little to address concerns raised by creating the nation’s largest electric utility. The legal fight waged by the two eastern North Carolina towns was largely dismissed as quixotic until the federal commission stunned Duke and Progress executives last year by soundly rejecting the merger.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SC positioning itself at vanguard of mini-nuclear age - Business -

Jeff Wilkinson

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the green light for three companies to partner with the Savannah River Site in Aiken to potentially locate mini-nuclear reactors there. They are competing with other plant design companies across the nation – and each other – for federal matching grants totaling up to $452 million to support engineering, certification and licensing for up to two mini-reactor designs.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lake City veterans take trip to World War II Memorial | SCNOW

 "Nineteen electric cooperatives joined Honor Flight of South Carolina to fly 100 veterans, including Lake City’s Paul D. Poston and Zola Brooke Godwin, to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built in their honor and other historic sites.


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Greenville County authorities seize 678 marijuana plants estimated at $350K |

Duke Energy called the sheriff's office at 11 a.m. Tuesday in reference to unauthorized electrical lines running from a power transformer to a building at 208 Old Piedmont Highway, according to a news release from Deputy Laura Campbell.

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