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ORS Releases Consumer Information for Palmetto Utilities Rate Increase Request

Tue, 02/25/2020

Docket No. 2019-281-S

Palmetto Utilities, Inc., (PUI) filed an application to increase its rates by approximately 28 percent with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) in November of 2019. The average residential customer’s monthly bill would increase by $14.52 per month if approved.

About Palmetto Utilities, Inc.

PUI is a wastewater utility located northeast of Columbia with 27,905 residential, commercial, and multi-family customers in Richland and Kershaw Counties.

How Can Customers Participate?

Below is a summary of how consumers are able to engage in this case.

1. Fill out a Letter of Protest on the PSC’s website.

2. Attend Public Hearings and Testify

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding public hearings so consumers could let the Commissioners hear their concerns.

Spring Valley High School
120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 6:00 PM

Virtual Public Night Hearings
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Monday, June 22, 2020 | 6:00 PM
You must pre-register to testify. Call (803) 896-2639 and pre-register by leaving your name, address, and telephone number.


Important Dates (as published by the PSC)

11/27/2019     Application Filed
01/21/2019     Petition to Intervene Deadline
03/10/2020     PUI Testimony Due
03/12/2020     Night Hearing, Spring Valley High School, 6 PM
03/19/2020     Virtual Public Night Hearing, 6 PM
05/26/2020     Intervenor and ORS Testimony Due Date
06/09/2020     PUI Rebuttal Testimony Due Date
06/16/2020     Intervenor/ORS Surrebuttal Testimony Due Date
06/22/2020     Virtual Public Night Hearing, 6 PM
07/13/2020     PSC Hearing Begins
08/06/2020     PSC Order Issued