I have been an employee of SCANA for almost 20 years, and it saddens me immensely to see SCE&G go down in flames. A huge percentage of our 5,400 employees had nothing to do with the nuclear project. We are guilty of nothing but diligently coming to work and trusting that other employees were doing the same.
I feel our only option is becoming part of Dominion Energy. My father has worked there since his division was acquired by Dominion, and he has raved about Dominion’s employees, benefits and integrity.
I can’t imagine what bankruptcy would be like, but I can guarantee it would be detrimental to our customers, our communities and our employees.
As bad as things are now, I would think that any relief would be better than nothing.
I am also sure that our customers would welcome the cash payments and rate reductions Dominion is offering.
If the two companies don’t join, neither of those will happen. In fact, there’s a strong chance nothing positive will happen.
I hope our lawmakers realize that this is what we need. SCANA is not just 5,400 employees. We all have spouses, parents, siblings, children, friends; and we all have voices.
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