Santee Cooper is proposing a three-year rate adjustment that, if approved, would begin in April 2016. The main factors driving the rate adjustment include continued construction expenses associated with nuclear units at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station and slower than expected load growth following the last recession.
The proposed rate adjustment would increase rates across all customer groups by an average 2.7 percent annually for the three-year period. Specifically, the proposal recommends increases of an average 5.3 percent in 2016, 2.1 percent in 2017 and less than 1 percent in 2018. The rate proposal also includes a new rider for customers who want to install rooftop solar panels at their home or business and connect them to the Santee Cooper grid.
Public comments on the rate proposal will be taken from June 22, 2015 to Aug. 27, 2015.
If you’re a customer and would like to comment on the proposed rate adjustment, you can do so in three ways:
1. Send written comments to:
Rates Public Comments (M301)
P.O. Box 2946101
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
2. Comment in person at one of Santee Cooper's public comment meetings
3. Submit an online comment below.