The S.C. House declined Wednesday to debate a bill that would fire members of the state commission that approved nine rate hikes for the failed V.C. Summer expansion project.
It was not immediately clear when House lawmakers might resume debate on the bill, filed by state Rep. Peter McCoy, R-Charleston.
Lawmakers have sought to replace the entire state Public Service Commission – a seven-member board that approves or rejects rate hikes – after SCE&G customers were hit with nine rate hikes to pay for the $9 billion nuclear project in Fairfield County, abandoned July 31.
If the Legislature does sack the commission, lawmakers will have to answer who will hear proposals to cut or refund SCE&G’s nuclear-related charges to its customers and who will approve Dominion Energy’s proposed buyout of SCANA, SCE&G’s parent.