SCE&G Appealing to Higher Court on Temporary Rate Cuts

August 10, 2018, 11:19 am EST | Share:

COLUMBIA, SC (WTAT-TV) — Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled a temporary rate cut for SCE&G customers could move forward.

That 15% reduction officially began for many customers across the state on Tuesday.

But now the utility is appealing to a higher court to block the rate reduction.

Motions were filed asking for an emergency order to halt that cut. SCE&G argues the reduction will harm the utilities financial future.

The cut could offset the so-called nuclear charge that was set to take effect on August 7th billing cycle.

More than 700,000 power customers in the state have been affected.

The issue will go before a panel of judges next Wednesday.