Basic Facts:

  • Location: Jenkinsville, South Carolina
  • Owner: Dominion Energy South Carolina (two-thirds) South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. (one-third)
  • Operator: Dominion Energy South Carolina
  • Construction Cost: $3.1B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,000 MW
  • Property Size: 2,600 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 825
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2042
  • Current DTF Balance: $300M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $560M (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $450M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 616 metric tons
Summer Photo


The Virgil C. Summer nuclear power station consists of a single pressurized water reactor. Construction began in 1973 with licensed operations commencing in 1984.

In 2004, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Summer 1 a twenty-year license renewal. Their licensed operational life extends to 2042.


The Virgil C. Summer nuclear power plant is located within Fairfield County, South Carolina. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 23,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $36,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.9%

The Summer facility generates approximately $28 million in annual tax revenues for the county (2016$).

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

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