Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. (DESC) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) with a copy to the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) on August 8, 2022, to increase the amount it can charge customers for fuel used to generate power. DESC requested the PSC hold a hearing such that new rates may be effective in the first billing cycle in November 2022. The PSC will set a hearing date.
DESC requests this mid-period adjustment in an effort to limit the under-collection of fuel costs and the possible bill increases forecasted to be experienced by customers in May 2023.
If approved by the PSC, the changes requested by DESC would result in an increase of approximately $18.55 per month (~13.97%) for a residential consumer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.
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 website has more information on how consumers can sign up to speak at these public hearings. More information on this rate increase request can be found on our Dominion Energy South Carolina Mid-Period Fuel Adjustment Rate Increase Request page.