The Office of Regulatory Staff has launched a new page on its website dedicated to educating consumers about the proposed rate increase requested by Dominion Energy South Carolina (formerly SCE&G), including a summary of how the company’s request could impact consumers, important dates to remember and information on how to participate.
On Aug. 14, 2020, Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) to increase its rates by approximately 7.75 percent. If approved, the average residential consumer’s monthly bill would increase by $9.68 per month. The case is scheduled to be considered by the PSC in January 2021.
The company is requesting a total revenue increase of $178 million. The average monthly bill of a residential consumer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month is currently $122.31 but would increase to $131.99 if rates are approved.
DESC provides service to over 753,000 electric customers and operates in 24 counties in the central, southern, and southwestern areas of the state.
The ORS’ consumer education page can be found here: Dominion Energy South Carolina 2020 Rate Increase Request page.
The ORS’ consumer impact summary sheet can be found here: Dominion Energy Rate Increase Request Summary (PDF).