Public hearing for ratepayer protection committee set for Tuesday

South Carolina News

Columbia, SC (WCBD) –  A public hearing is set for Tuesday morning in Columbia surrounding the failed nuclear reactor project in Jenkinsville.

The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee is holding that hearing at the statehouse and they are welcoming testimony from ratepayers and anyone else interested in sharing their story.

The committee was formed in August after the VC Summer Nuclear project being built by SCE&G and Santee Cooper was canceled.

The group is now working to study the issue and determine the best way to move forward in the interest of the state’s ratepayers.

South Carolina residents have paid more than $2 Billion dollars as a result of the nine rate increases to fund the plant.

The hearing is set to start at 10:30 a.m.

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