SCE&G

Duke Energy files for 15.1% electricity rate hike—WOW!

Last week Duke Energy told the SC Public Service Commission that it wants its 540,000 customers to give it more money…a lot more money.  $220 million more a year to be exact. Duke’s filing is for electricity rate increases for residential (16.3%), small businesses (14%) and industrial (14.4%).  In February…

A present for small businesses

If you’re small business pays South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) for electricity, your holiday gift arrived yesterday.  Back in June SCE&G had filed for a 6.6% average general electricity rate increase.  As I have done numerous times I intervened as an individual in the process to argue against increasing…

Auditors Question $1.4 Million in Expenses for SCE&G Rate Hike–Zumba Classes, Single Malt Scotch Among Costs

Free TimesOctober 31, 2012 BY EVA MOORE South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is asking state regulators for permission to raise rates. But auditors with the state Office of Regulatory Staff found some eye-raising expenses in documents provided by SCE&G to show that the rate increase is needed. Among the…

SCE&G Expenses called “Appalling and Offensive”

Expenses called “Appalling and Offensive” Columbia, SC—With many South Carolinians still struggling to simply put food on the table and small businesses trying to keep their doors open, South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) wants its 668,000 customers to pay an average 6.6% increase in electricity rates.  SCE&G justifies its…

SCE&G wants more of your money

For those of you in the South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) territory, get ready to mark your calendars.  The power company is asking for an overall rate increase of 6.6% on electricity for its 660,000 customers.  For small businesses the rate hike would be 4.19% and residential customers would…