October 20, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- State utility regulators are holding a public hearing on a request by South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. for a midyear rate increase.
The state agency that serves as a watchdog on utility cases has brokered an agreement between the company and those opposed to the rate increase that would allow SCE&G to charge an additional 6 percent -- about half what the company wanted.
According to the Office of Regulatory Staff, the typical customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours a month would see their bills increase about $6 to $114 a month.
The state Public Service Commission has to approve any rate increase and will hold a public hearing Monday on the request.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.