Leaders Hold Discussion on Failed Nuclear Power Plant Project

August 11, 2017, 10:43 am EST | Share:

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — Leaders met this week to discuss how to fix a $9 billion power project failure.

Utility officials and state lawmakers are talking about the next steps and what to do.

“We have always been committed to be transparent about what we’ve done. We believe we have nothing to hide. We’re willing to share that information,” said Kevin Marsh, SCANA CEO during a meeting at North Charleston City Hall Thursday night.

Marsh addressed numerous concerns from the Charleston County Legislative Delegation about the failed power plant facility in Fairfield County.

There is now a move in the Statehouse to stop SCE&G from charging customers another $2.2 billion over the next 60 years.

“We need time to unravel what went wrong and what the fixes are going to be to make sure the public is protected from bearing the burden of this loss,” said Rep. Leon Stavrinakis.

SCANA officials are scheduled to meet again with lawmakers and the public on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Columbia.