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PSC Orders End to SCE&G Billing Program


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - The state's utility regulatory agency has ordered an end to South Carolina Electric and Gas Company's complicated bill-adjusting program.

The Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to let the utility discontinue its Electric Weather Normalization Adjustment.

The program was designed in 2010 to protect customers against billing spikes during weather extremes.

But the agency that represents the public in utility issues said last month it's so complex, only SCE&G can determine if customers are being correctly charged.

The utility later filed a joint petition agreeing with the Office of Regulatory Staff's recommendations to end the adjustment program.

Beginning in January, customers' bills will reflect their actual electricity usage.

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