The partners signed the settlement with Toshiba in July, days before bailing on the two partly built reactors at V.C.
The boards of state-owned Santee Cooper and the private South Carolina Electric & Gas approved the sale on Wednesday.
The Republican governor met with Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Washington on Tuesday, and said his agency's loan guarantees as well as federal tax credits, both of which have looming deadlines, are key to finding a buyer willing to complete one or both reactors.
The governor said he won't give up "until it's clear that it's impossible," which he defines as "when all those interested say they're not interested any longer, and nobody else is calling." The project was years behind schedule and several billion over its initial price tag of $11 billion when Westinghouse declared bankruptcy in March.
The attorney general's office, meanwhile, said a law that has allowed SCE&G to charge customers up front is "constitutionally suspect." Sponsored Content is made possible by our sponsor; it does not necessarily reflect the views of our editorial staff.