Many SC power customers unaware of $9 billion nuclear debacle, nor do they know they will be paying for it

Many SC power customers unaware of $9 billion nuclear debacle

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than a year after construction of two nuclear reactors was abandoned, many S.C. residents still are unfamiliar with the project that could end up costing them billions.

In a statewide poll of electric ratepayers, 40 percent of those surveyed said they were not familiar with the collapse of the V.C. Summer expansion project in Fairfield County.

The joint project by the state-owned Santee Cooper utility and SCE&G, a subsidiary of Cayce-based SCANA, collapsed in July 2017, leaving power customers holding the bag for some $9 billion spent on the now-abandoned project.

via Greenville Online Many SC power customers unaware of $9 billion nuclear debacle