Standing Up for Ratepayers

South Carolina’s bright economic future and continued job growth require an abundant supply of clean and affordable energy. Without it, we are at a competitive disadvantage.

However, South Carolinians have paid billions to finance the construction of nuclear reactors that may never be completed and now face the prospect of being charged even more to pay off billions of dollars in debt for SCE&G and Santee Cooper.

I appointed a new interim chair of Santee Cooper – former South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon – to restore a much-needed focus on transparency and accountability.

I fought for and secured the release of the Bechtel Report, documenting egregious abuses at the V.C. Summer facility.

I also told the General Assembly I would veto anything less than a full reduction of the 18% surcharge related to the nuclear debt – a promise I upheld. The ratepayers of South Carolina should not be required to pay another cent for this failed project.

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