Duke Energy completed a comprehensive siting study to identify possible locations across its Carolinas service area for use as a future nuclear generating site. This siting study used a detailed, consistent set of criteria to analyze sites, considering a wide variety of business, technical, environmental, regulatory and cost factors.
The study identified multiple potential sites in the Carolinas suitable for a new nuclear station. Based on a detailed review of the results of the siting study, Duke Energy selected a site in Cherokee County, S.C., for this proposed project. This site was selected as best suited for this project based on existing site infrastructure, previous site characterization work, water and transmission availability and other criteria.
The proposed station will be named the William States Lee III Nuclear Station (Lee Nuclear Station). Lee was the former chairman and CEO of Duke Power. He led both national and international efforts to establish standards of nuclear safety and operating excellence, while championing multiple community causes.
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Existing and Potential Nuclear Station Locations