An S.C. House committee looking into the failure of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant expansion will review a long-secret document Friday that raised questions about the project’s feasibility.
Members of the House “utility ratepayer protection” committee will hold a hearing at the State House on Friday on the Bechtel report, a document compiled about 18 months before the Fairfield County project was shut down.
SCE&G initially denied it had such a report, then refused to hand it over when requested by state regulators. The report eventually became public when Gov. Henry McMaster demanded SCE&G’s partner, the state-owned Santee Cooper utility, hand over its copy.
Committee members also will hear from executives of SCE&G and its parent company, Cayce-based SCANA, at Friday’s meeting.
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The committee meets at 10 a.m. in the Solomon Blatt Building at the State House.