Energy Jobs: Nuclear Debacle Takes Out Santee Cooper’s CEO, Plus EIA, RMI and GE

By [email protected] Movement across the energy sector never stops — even when power-plant construction does.

Lonnie Carter, the CEO of South Carolina’s state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, is stepping down after the company abandoned construction of a new nuclear power plant earlier this summer. Carter has been CEO for 13 years, nine of which involved expanding the nuclear facility.

Nearly 10 years and $9 billion later, the project has been scrapped — putting ratepayers on the hook for an unfinished plant. As the utility searches for an interim replacement, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is looking for potential buyers for Santee Cooper, according to The

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