Oconee

Site Information

Oconee Nuclear Station includes three PWR units located in Seneca, SC, 35 miles west of Greenville, SC.

The site is owned and operated by Duke Energy. The units were put into service in 1973 and 1974 and generate 2,568 MW.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Jim Petty
864-873-3033

Recruiter: Terrence Ball
800-225-0385 X1258, terrence.ball@bhienergy.com

Reporting Information

Everyone reports to Kings Mountain at 0630.  Address is 1040 Beason Creek Rd. Kings Mountain NC 28086

 

KMT Contact – Brandy Neal – 864-247-3460

GPS Address

7812 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Oconee Google Map

 

Kings Mtn Google Map

Kings Mountain Training Center Physical Address
1040 Beason Creek Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Directions from Charlotte:

  • Take 85 South.
  • Take exit 10B to merge onto US-74 W/Andrew Jackson Hwy toward Kings Mountain/Shelby.
  • Take exit toward US-74 BUS/Moss Lake/Waco.
  • Turn left at Stony Point Rd.
  • Continue on Shelby Rd. Turn right at Vestibule Church Rd.
  • Turn left at Commerce Blvd.
  • Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.

Directions from Greenville/Spartanburg:

  • Take I-85 North.
  • Take Exit 5 for Dixon School Rd.
  • Turn left onto Dixon School Rd
  • Stay straight to go onto Kings Mountain Blvd
  • Turn left onto Shelby Rd/US-74 BUS
  • Turn left onto Vestibule Church Rd.
  • Take a left at Commerce Blvd.
  • Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.

Nearest Airports

Greenville Spartanburg International  (GSP) 52 miles

Preferred Places to Stay

Hotels near Oconee Google Map

 

Seneca

​Best Way Inn
320 ByPass 123
Seneca, SC 29678
864-882-3376

Best Western Executive Inn
511 By Pass 123
Seneca, SC 29678
864-886-9646

Jameson Inn
226 Hi-Tech Road
Seneca, SC 29678
864-888-8300

Seneca-Days Inn
11015 North Radio
Station Rd
Seneca, SC 29678
864-885-0710

Clemson

Comfort Inn
1305 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-653-3600

Hampton Inn
851 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-653-7744

Sleep Inn
1303 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-653-6000

Holiday Inn Express
1381 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-9410

Hotels near Kings Mountain Training Facility

Shelby/Kings MtnHoliday Inn Express
100 Woodlake Pkwy
Kings Mountain, NC
704-734-0014Holiday Inn Express
2001 E. Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC
704-480-0881

Value Place
1010 Sue Lane
Shelby, NC
704-487-1001

Hampton Inn
2012 E. Marion St
Shelby, NC
704-482-5666

Affordable Suites
920 Grove Street
Shelby, NC
704-471-0441

America’s Best Value Inn
825 West Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC
704-482-3821

Super 8
1716 E. Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC
704-484-2101

Gastonia/BelmontExpress Inn and Suites
1601 Bessemer City Rd
Gastonia, NC
843-446-1188Hampton Inn
802 Cecilia Alexander Fr.
Belmont, NC
800-426-7866
704-825-6100

Hampton Inn
1859 Remount Rd Gastonia, NC
704-866-9090

Affordable Suites
1921 Bessemer City Rd
Gastonia, NC
704-853-0045

America’s Best Value Inn
1721 Broadcast St
Gastonia, NC
704-868-4900

American Motel
6834 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC
877-574-2464
704-868-2000

America’s Best Inn
1207 Broadcast St
Gastonia, NC
704-868-4900

Super 8
502 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
704-867-3846

RV/CampgroundsCherokee of Blacksburg
140 Carroll Drive Blacksburg, SC
864-839-4001Kings Mtn State Park
1277 Park Road Blacksburg, SC
802-222-3209

B & D Campground
736 Stoney Point Rd Kings Mountain, NC
704-739-2958
704-418-0669

The Best Campground of Charlotte NC
7800 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC
704-399-3251

Lake Norman St Park
159 Inland Sea Dr. Troutman, NC
704-528-6350

January
25

FREE COVID-19 TESTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOME USE

by varesha mauney on 1/25/2022 05:35 PM

COVID-19 is still a major health issue right now for our communities and it puts at risk required levels of staffing to ensure stable operations. We should all do our best to protect ourselves and our coworkers, using the proven tools of vaccinations, masking, social distancing, self-evaluation of symptoms, testing and quarantine if needed.

This week, the Federal Government set up a website where you can order COVID-19 test kits for self-use at home. Each household can order up to 4 test kits, shipped out within 7-12 days. You can order your test kits now so you have them when needed, by going to www.COVIDtests.gov. If you need to be tested now, the site also has resources for free testing locations in your state or you can check with your doctor or insurance carrier.

If you have questions, please speak with your supervisor to ensure you are meeting the latest protocol for employment.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work through these times of rapid change. As always, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. You can speak with your supervisor or email staysafe@bhienergy.com for additional information.

Zach Taylor | Vice President, Center of Excellence

January
24

COVID-19 Policy – Vaccination and Face Coverings

by Andy Jordan on 1/24/2022 04:25 PM

Date: January 14, 2022

To: Duke Energy Contractors

Subject: Update: Compliance with Federal Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Thank you once again for your commitment to delivering for our company and customers. As stated in the Jan. 11 communication, this is a dynamic time as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Duke Energy has been closely monitoring the legal challenges to the vaccination and testing provisions in the federal COVID-19 Action Plan.

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), a rule that would require, among other things, vaccination or weekly testing for employees of companies with 100 or more employees. The case will now go back to a lower court for review if OSHA decides to continue to pursue its case.

As a result of this ruling, the enhanced face covering requirement for unvaccinated workers is no longer in effect at Duke Energy.

We will also no longer require weekly testing of unvaccinated Duke Energy employees that was scheduled to begin in Feb. 9 and expect that contractors may no longer require the same for their unvaccinated employees. However, as you know, testing is still a tool in CDC’s guidance on when employees can return to work after COVID-19 exposures and positive cases.

While the enhanced face covering requirements under the ETS will no longer be in effect, it’s important for our contractors to still follow CDC guidance and comply with face covering requirements certain local governments still have in place.

Duke Energy’s face covering requirements:

  • All contractors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering indoors when social distancing may not be possible or where state or local requirements are more
  • All contractors must also wear face coverings when entering, exiting, and walking within a Duke Energy facility and in Duke Energy common areas.

Duke Energy contractors affected by these provisions are expected to relay this information to their subcontractors.

Please share this communication with appropriate business managers supporting Duke Energy. For questions, please reach out to your Duke Energy contract commercial contact.

There have been no changes to date on Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, from our Jan. 11 communication.

We will continue to monitor the status of these legal challenges and keep you informed of developments.

 

Thank you for your attention and cooperation. Sincerely,

Dwight Jacobs

Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Duke Energy

Melissa Feldmeier

Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer Duke Energy