Dominion Energy has developed a plan for SCANA employees who may lose their jobs once the two companies finish their merger.
The Virginia-based company will keep its South Carolina operations at the former SCANA site in Cayce. The joint operation will be called Dominion-South Carolina upon approval by regulators.
Company spokesperson Ryan Frazier said they began the integration process several months ago but could not make any concrete decisions until the merger was finalized on January 1. State regulators signed off on the deal a few weeks earlier.
“Now that we’re combined, we’re going to be able to really look at what our people do around our 18-state footprint and what the former SCANA employees did in the three states where they worked, which was South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia,” Frazier said.
Frazier said Dominion has agreed to pay continuity and pay protections for any layoffs through July 2020. Any current SCANA employee who does not keep their job during the transition will be eligible for the protection.
Dominion’s senior vice president and chief information officer Rodney Blevins will take over operations in South Carolina. Several former SCANA executives will stay with the company, although current CEO Jimmy Addison is acting as an advisor and will retire next month.
Frazier said customers should not notice a difference in their service during the transition.
“I don’t believe it will have an impact on the operations side,” he said. “SCE&G was a well-known and well-regarded utility when it came to reliable service and fast responses to customers. We commit to maintaining that service level and improving upon it, if we can, in certain areas.”