CAYCE, S.C., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) announced today that Steve Byrne has been named president of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Generation and Keller Kissam has been named president of SCE&G Retail Operations, effective December 1, 2011. Byrne and Kissam assume their roles simultaneously with SCE&G President and SCANA President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Marsh, beginning his tenure as SCANA chairman and chief executive officer. William Timmerman, SCANA's current chairman and CEO, will retire effective November 30, following 14 years as the company's top executive.
"When we announced Kevin Marsh as my successor earlier this year, we carefully considered the best way to structure leadership for SCE&G for the future. Constructing and integrating two new nuclear units into our generation fleet is a major area of focus for our company. At the same time, we're operating in an increasingly complex regulatory environment and incorporating changes in technology to operate our systems efficiently and serve our customers effectively," said Timmerman. "The selection of these two gifted individuals will ensure that we maintain the optimal level of focus on our current and future business requirements."
"As we move forward, we remain committed to bringing our two new nuclear plants online, and to maintaining high standards for customer service, system reliability and safety," explained Marsh. "These are all tremendous areas of responsibility. We're fortunate to have the expertise and leadership in-house and to be able to fully align their experience and strengths with core focus areas for our company."As president of SCE&G Generation and chief operating officer of SCE&G, Byrne will be responsible for a diversified fleet of generation, including SCE&G's plans to construct two new nuclear plants, as well as demand side management, alternative energy strategies, system control and transmission planning and compliance.