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South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.

Aug 17, 2018

Customers seek refund from utility over failed nuke project

COLUMBIA (AP) A South Carolina utility should be forced to refund the more than $450 million collected from its customers in connection with a nuclear construction project since the venture failed, ratepayers’ attorneys argue in a lawsuit against the company. In court documents filed Aug. 15 and provided to The Associated Press, lawyers for South Carolina […]

Jul 31, 2018

Shareholders of troubled SC utility to vote on merger plan

COLUMBIA (AP) Shareholders of South Carolina utility SCANA are expected to vote July 31 on whether to merge with Virginia-based Dominion Energy. SCANA suddenly needed a buyer after spending billions of dollars on a pair of nuclear reactors that were abandoned a year ago. Dominion is offering more than $1 billion in rebates, but is also […]

Jun 5, 2018

Court: Lawsuits can continue against South Carolina utility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals says lawsuits seeking refunds for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers can continue. The Appeals Court rejected SCE&G’s request to have the cases dismissed. The utility argued state regulators and not the courts should not decide how much customers pay. Some customers seeking lower rates […]

May 24, 2018

South Carolina regulators challenge nuclear report secrecy

COLUMBIA (AP) State regulators are questioning South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.’s statement that the utility could not release a report critical of construction of two nuclear reactors because the company planned to use the report to sue the chief contractor. The Office of Regulatory Staff said in a filing May 23 the Bechtel report was […]

Feb 22, 2018

Utility to pay millions to preserve abandoned reactor site

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina’s state-owned utility says it will pay millions per year to preserve equipment and parts at an abandoned nuclear reactor site. Local news media report Santee Cooper’s acting board chairman told Gov. Henry McMaster in a letter Feb. 21 that it expects to pay about $16 million annually to ensure the unfinished reactors […]

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