Public Service Commission Leaves Customers on the Hook for Utility Mismanagement

A missed opportunity for reform and ratepayer protections

December 14, 2018
Contact: Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865-235-1448, [email protected]

Today, the South Carolina Public Service Commission announced its decision on how costs for the abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear project will be treated, as well as approving the merger between SCANA and Virginia-Based Dominion Energy.

The following statement may be attributed to Will Cleveland, a senior SELC attorney who participated in the case, representing SACE and Coastal Conservation League:

“After the V.C. Summer debacle, we hoped the Commission would protect ratepayers and move South Carolina toward a clean energy future. Instead, the Commission ignored the chorus of voices demanding long-term reforms, opting instead for short-term certainty that prioritizes utility profits. This order missed an opportunity to protect South Carolina power customers from another multibillion dollar boondoggle.”