Duke Power Company is considering a large tract of land in Davie County as the site of a new nuclear power plant.
Duke has more than 2 million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina and already operates 3 nuclear-generating stations. The company has indicated that several new power plants are needed to serve the needs of its customers.
Another site being considered for a nuclear plant is the Blews Creek station near Winston-Salem, one of Duke's 8 coal-fired stations. Nuclear reactors use large amounts of water and power stations need access to roads, rail service and power lines.
According to The Business Journal Duke Power Company announced this week that a site near Gaffney, SC has been chosen for the site of one of it's proposed $6 billion nuclear plants.
Several other utility companies are considering nuclear power expansion in the Carolinas, including Progress Energy Corp. (NYSE: PGN) of Raleigh and Scana Corp. (NYSE: SCG) of Columbia, S.C.
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