SCE&G seeks to end program that levels out bills
South Carolina Electric & Gas announced Tuesday that it has filed a joint petition with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina seeking permission to stop its weather normalization program. The Cayce-based energy giant had been charging customers under an extremely complicated formula in an attempt to level out bills throughout the year despite extremes in weather. But some customers had complained about the program and the Office of Regulatory Staff several weeks ago asked the commission to end the three-year program. SCE&G said it filed a petition seeking to end the program jointly with regulatory staff, AARP and Frank Knapp. Bills issued beginning in January would no include the Electric Weather Normalization Adjustment mechanism, the company said.
Manufacturer to locate in Greenville County
Materials Sciences Corp. will open a new manufacturing facility in Greenville County, investing $1 million and creating 23 new jobs, the S.C. Department of Commerce said Tuesday. The Horsham, Penn.-based company designs and makes composite materials and structures for government and industry. The company will hire experienced loom technicians, advanced materials engineers, project managers, CNC and computer-controlled cutter operators, quality assurance personnel, and sales, marketing and administrative support roles. E-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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