As S.C. lawmakers moved to slash SCE&G’s rates, the Cayce-based utility and Virginia-based Dominion Energy made a last-ditch offer to avoid the Legislature’s ax, offering bigger refunds to S.C. power customers.
Tensions over a pay scandal involving Tri-County Electric Cooperative board members erupted Thursday when the part-time board members refused demands that they resign, made by a room full of angry customers.
Gov. Henry McMaster has named himself to a nine-member committee that will meet this fall to study whether to sell Santee Cooper after the state-owned utility racked up $4 billion in construction debt before canceling a decadelong nuclear project.
SCE&G turned over roughly 1.4 million pages of documents to S.C. regulators looking into the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project. But the Cayce-based utility says the public has no right to see the documents.
SCANA said Friday it would launch its own investigation into whether its board and top executives mismanaged a failed nuclear construction project. It has added two new board members to conduct the inquiry.
A private inspector who warned a Missouri duck boat company about safety flaws more than a year ago says the biggest problem with the watercraft is the canopy that can trap people underneath during bad weather.
Renovations at the Arcade Mall in downtown Columbia are almost complete. The historic mall will have amenities to keep people inside from morning till night with a coffee shop, retail spaces offices and lunch and dinner spots.