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State regulators deny SCE&G request to drop complaints calling for nuclear project refunds

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State utility regulators have refused to dismiss grievance claims against SCE&G's parent company over its abandonment of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Project. It's a move that could lead to lower rates for SCE&G customers.

News outlets reported the Public Service Commission on Wednesday refused to dismiss two cases against SCANA Corp, parent company of SCE&G.

Wednesday's decision means regulators could stop SCE&G from continuing to charge ratepayers for the reactors the company and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper canceled July 31. Typical SCE&G customers are paying $27 a month for the project.

The Public Service Commission will also consider whether SCE&G must refund about $1.8 billion already collected.

SCANA attorneys have said either approach would bankrupt the company.

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