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Plans to purchase SCANA

on Tuesday, 09 January 2018. Posted in News, Local News

Governor Henry McMaster released the following statement in response to Dominion Energy’s proposed plan to purchase SCANA: “We are making progress.

Under the proposed agreement between SCANA and Dominion Energy, SCE&G ratepayers will get most of the money back they paid for the nuclear reactors and will no longer face paying billions for this nuclear collapse. But this doesn’t resolve the issue.

Over seven hundred thousand electric cooperative customers face the prospect of having their power bills sky rocket for decades to pay off Santee Cooper’s $4 billion in debt from this.

The only way to resolve this travesty is to sell Santee Cooper. There is more work to be done, but today, we are headed in the right direction.”