Lawmaker wants to make sure SCE&G customers receive promised $1,000 payment

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – One Lowcountry lawmaker wants to make sure SCE&G customers receive a cash payment once promised by SCANA buyer, Dominion Energy.

SCE&G customers were once promised a $1,000 cash payment from Dominion when the Virginia-based company was first in talks to merge with the utility supplier.

The company even ran a number of commercial ads – both on television and internet – promising the money for paying into the failed nuclear reactor project in Fairfield County.

The promise, though, fell by the wayside in recent months leading up final confirmation of the merger.

Now, State Representative Wendell Gilliard plans to introduce a resolution that would require Dominion to honor that payment promise.

Gilliard says Dominion misled ratepayers with advertisements promising the payment and then backed out of the offer.

He’s asking to meet with Dominion officials in Charleston as soon as possible.

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