SCE&G rate hike opposed

Published in Columbia Star

February 19, 2010

Frank Knapp Jr., president of The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, has filed as an individual to intervene in SCE&G’s proposed 9.5% rate hike. Knapp has intervened to oppose SCE&G’ rate increases numerous times since he co-founded the Small Business Chamber in 2000.

In the SCE&G electric and gas rate hearings he has appeared, the South Carolina Public Service Commission has reduced the requested rate hikes sometimes by up to 50 percent. As a result, business and residential consumers have been saved over $172 million in utility bills.

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