A hearing by the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) on determining how much — if anything — South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) can charge customers for nearly $5 billion in debt from an ill-fated nuclear expansion project continues this week.
Anthony James director of energy policy for the state’s utility watchdog Office of Regulatorily Staff (ORS) testified how the agency communicated with SCE&G on the project. “For the most part, our information gets rolled into our quarterly report that we file in response to SCE&G quarterly reports.”
“What you would see is that SCE&G would write their quarterly report and then we would generate a response typically,” James told commissioners.
SCE&G and partner, state-owned Santee Cooper decided in July of 2017 to abandon the project due to costs.
The hearings will also decide whether Virginia-based Dominion Energy finalizes its proposed buyout of SCANA.