Let the SC Public Service Commission Hear Your Voice on Proposed Electric Rate Hike

Let the SC Public Service Commission Hear Your Voice on Proposed Electric Rate Hike


October 15, 2022

Duke Energy Progress wants to raise electric rates
12.1% for small businesses
(14.7% for residential)

There will be evening hearings in Bishopville, Sumter, and Florence in December to let consumers tell the S.C. Public Service Commission what they think about Duke Energy Progress’s proposed electric rate hike.

Al public hearings will start at 6:00 PM.

December 8, 2022—Lee County Courthouse, 123 South Main Street, Bishopville

December 12, 2022—Sumter High School Auditorium, 2580 McCray’s Mill Road, Sumter

December 13, 2002—Florence County Public Service Building Auditorium, 2685 S. Irby
Street, Florence

The Commission will call the names of those persons who pre-register to testify first.

Duke Energy Progress customers who wish to testify in this hearing may pre-register in one of three ways by 4 p.m on December 7, 2022.

  • Email communications@psc.sc.gov with their name, telephone number, and physical
    address and whether the witness intends to testify in Florence, Bishopville, or
    Sumter.
  • Complete the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ZSQZC3
  • Call 803-896-2639 and leave a message with their name, telephone number, physical
    address, and whether the witness intends to testify in Florence, Bishopville, or
    Sumter.

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has intervened in the Duke Energy Progress rate hearing to represent the interest of small business as it, or its president, has done many times in other rate hearings since 2002 with great success.

But we need your help.

The official Public Service Commission hearing will start on January 9, 2023.  The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has retained the Terreni Law Firm for this hearing.

Let your voice be heard. 

Speak at one of these evening hearings and let the Public Service Commission, which will make the final decision on a rate hike, know how a 12.1% electric rate hike will impact your business.

1717 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-5733
www.scsbc.org