Brighter Energy Coalition

South Carolinians for Brighter Energy Future

Safe, reliable, affordable energy is the future that South Carolina deserves—and South Carolinians for a Brighter Energy Future believes that Dominion Energy is the strong energy partner that can deliver that future to our state. We support Dominion’s commitment to serving communities and creating strong partnerships. We trust Dominion’s track record of stable, affordable rates around our region. We believe that South Carolina will flourish with this new direction.

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Policy

South Carolinians for Brighter Energy Future is organized by Dominion Energy as a transparent coalition of South Carolinians who support the planned partnership between Dominion Energy and SCANA/SCE&G. We will never sell or release or your information to third parties and will only use the email provided to provide you information about the partnership proposal and Dominion Energy.

What’s at Stake

South Carolinians for Brighter Energy Future supports a plan that would:

Provide immediate financial relief for electric customers now paying for the uncompleted new nuclear units.

Include both a cash payment for SCE&G electric customers and lower rates.

Mean holding on to a community partner that would have more resources to meet new and changing energy needs.

Keep headquarters and jobs in South Carolina to be an economic driver for the state.

Strengthen the investment in our communities through volunteerism and increased charitable giving.

Whats at Stake

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is Dominion Energy?

Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,000 megawatts of electric generation. We operate one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the U.S. with 1 trillion cubic feet of capacity, and serve more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers in 19 states. Additionally, Dominion Energy has maintained rate stability even while investing billions in new, reliable and secure supplies of energy—including a push for cleaner and more environmentally friendly sources, such as solar power generation.

Q. How would Dominion Energy benefit SCE&G customers?

Dominion Energy would provide immediate financial relief for electric customers now paying for the uncompleted new nuclear units. Both a cash payment and lower rates are planned. For communities, it would mean holding on to a community partner that would have more resources to meet new and changing energy needs.

Q. What is Dominion Energy’s track record?

To understand the benefits, you need only look to Dominion Energy's record in the state of Virginia. Dominion Energy serves 2.5 million electric customers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where residential electric rates are well below regional and national averages. An electric bill for a typical Dominion Energy Virginia customer has only gone up by 8 percent since July 2008—an annual rate of increase hovering around 1 percent. That means the inflation-adjusted price of Dominion Energy electric service in Virginia has actually dropped since 2008.

Q. What kind of long-term savings would this deal include?

Beyond the one-time cash payment, customers would see a rate reduction of at least 7 percent, equal to more than $10 a month for a typical SCE&G residential customer, pending regulatory approval. Additional customer savings are planned to come from the resolution of the nuclear build issues, meaning all customer costs would decline until they disappear in 20 years rather than the currently scheduled 50-to-60 years.