WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Dominion Energy is opening its doors to the public, letting residents meet with representatives face to face to discuss SCE&G power company’s parent company, Dominion’s merger with SCANA last year.
SCE&G had some customers and lawmakers concerned when instead of following through on the promise of $1000 reimbursement checks to qualifying customers, the energy giant decided to cut rates.
According to Dominion representatives, SCE&G’s average customer power bill is $125 dollars, which is well above the national average according to eyonhousing.org of $110.21.
Dominion sent ABC News 4 this statement regarding tonight’s meeting:
"Dominion Energy to Host Charleston Meet and Greet
Dominion Energy will return to Charleston to host a community wide event to answer questions related to the merger and customer benefits. Come enjoy light refreshments while you learn more about how Dominion Energy will provide safe and reliable energy in the years to come. Under the approved plan developed by Dominion Energy that focuses on long-term bill relief instead of a one-time cash payment, the company is providing $4.5 billion in benefits to SCE&G electric customers. The result is typical SCE&G residential electric customer bills that are approximately $125 per month, which is near the regional average and well below the national average.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak directly with Dominion Energy representatives and get your questions answered."
A failed V.C. Nuclear project is what led to the potential refunds, but instead of giving customers the refunds, the Dominion chose to go with rate cuts.
South Carolina politician, Wendell Gilliard has been vocal in holding Dominion to its original promise.
Earlier this month representatives from the energy giant met with the state’s black caucus to discuss a way to appease voters and rate payers.
Monday night’s meeting will take place in West Ashley at The Schoolhouse, located at 720 Magnolia Rd.