Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) in August 2019 to increase its rates by approximately 7.7%. If approved, the average residential consumer’s monthly bill would increase by $9.68 per month. The case is scheduled to be considered by the PSC in January 2021.
DESC provides service to over 753,000 electric customers and operates in 24 counties in the central, southern, and southwestern areas of the state. The company is requesting a total revenue increase of $178 million or 7.75%. The average monthly bill of a residential consumer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month is currently $122.31 but would increase to $131.99 if rates are approved.
Consumers can fill out a Letter of Protest on the PSC’s website or attend public hearings and testify to participate in the case and voice their concerns. The PSC has not yet released dates for the public hearings, but the ORS will share these dates on its website once they are set.
More information on this rate increase request can be found on the Dominion Energy South Carolina 2020 Rate Increase Request page.