SCE&G customers have been forking out an average of $27 dollars a month, or 18% of their total bill for the project that’s now dead in the water. We have seen 9 rate increases since construction got underway on the new nuclear reactors in Jenkinsville. Last week, officials finally said “enough is enough.”
Legislative leaders are now looking to pass a resolution to protect power customers and stop SCE&G and Santee Cooper from raising rates. Amazingly, some leaders are worried more hikes could be coming to help pay for quitting the project. The legislative efforts are a start, but nowhere near enough.
While the money already paid may not be able to be reimbursed…at the very least, the continuing charges on customers’ bills should stop. Should you continue to pay nearly $325 a year for a project that’s now non-existent? We don’t think so.