SCE&G Wants to Hike Rates for New Rea...

SCE&G Wants to Hike Rates for New Reactors

There are 216 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 30, 2008, titled SCE&G Wants to Hike Rates for New Reactors. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

South Carolina Electric & Gas says it wants to raise bills by 2.5 percent annually over the next 11 years to pay for two new nuclear reactors.

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Bleeding My Wallet

United States

#1 May 30, 2008
Wow, NEVER saw that coming....
Oh well

Atlanta, GA

#2 May 30, 2008
Thankfully I'm with MCEC, and sure do enjoy my cheap bill, money back each year and those light bulbs I got in the mail were nice!

Since: Jun 07

Columbia, SC

#3 May 30, 2008
ABSOLUTELY!! I am so glad I don't have to use SCE&Greed.
Oh well wrote:
Thankfully I'm with MCEC, and sure do enjoy my cheap bill, money back each year and those light bulbs I got in the mail were nice!
Katie

Irmo, SC

#4 May 30, 2008
"SCE&G says it wants to raise rates to pay for construction costs for the nearly $10 billion joint project to build two new reactors"

This is SCEG's project that they want to create, so let them pay for it. Did we ask for two new reactors? NO. By the way, what are reactors. We don't even know what our money is going towards! SCEG is a BIG RIP OFF!!!!
bobby bill

Myrtle Beach, SC

#5 May 30, 2008
No rate increase... this is crap.. I wish I could go back to MCEC.
tall man

United States

#6 May 30, 2008
It's not really a surprize with this company.What I would like to know is why do I see so so many company vehicles being drove home?I see plenty of SCE&G employees driving home each day in company vehicles and I know quite a few of them.Times are getting hard and it's time SCE&G started cutting back.
Billy Bob

Georgetown, SC

#7 May 30, 2008
Why do we need to pay for something that doesn't exist????

2.5% on top of 2.5%, on top of 2.5%, etc....X10. That a bunch of BS!!!!
In Irmo

United States

#8 May 30, 2008
Katie wrote:
"SCE&G says it wants to raise rates to pay for construction costs for the nearly $10 billion joint project to build two new reactors"
This is SCEG's project that they want to create, so let them pay for it. Did we ask for two new reactors? NO. By the way, what are reactors. We don't even know what our money is going towards! SCEG is a BIG RIP OFF!!!!
You have alot more problems than your electric company wanting to build two new nuclear reactors to help save energy and our environment, if you dont know what a reactor is.
Katie

Irmo, SC

#9 May 30, 2008
In Irmo wrote:
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You have alot more problems than your electric company wanting to build two new nuclear reactors to help save energy and our environment, if you dont know what a reactor is.
Obviously, you are a low life and apparently bored with yourself if you actually took time to respond to this post in the manner in which you did. I was being scarcastic you incompentent jerk! I'm not mad at you though, I'm PISSED at SCEG!
Bingo

Myrtle Beach, SC

#10 May 30, 2008
Why naturally they want to take more of our money. SCE&G is made up of some of the weakest link morons I've ever met. These are the folks that the state government wouldn't hire. There are about a dozen of these geniuses in my Church. If I could only get them to cough up the riches they are overpaid with, I wouldn't be the poorest preacher in town.

Since: May 08

Summerville, SC

#11 May 30, 2008
SCEG has a monopoly (which last time I checked was illegal) on the citizens of Columbia and surrounding areas. We have no choice but to get our electricity etc from there. Therefore, they can do what they dam well please about the rates.

I was living in a one room apartment a few years back, and although we keep the house cool, our bill was over $200 EVERY month. WAY out of order, especially after talking to our neighbors who pay much less for the same space. Incidentally, we don't even use the one room (storage as we pack) and have shut off the vents in there. Still made no difference.

We made a big fuss about it because the bill should be half of what they were charging us-- we were even taking cold showers! They came and checked our meter, and although it was running faster (visibly) than the other around it, they said nothing was wrong. I insisted it be tested, and guess who tests their meters to see if they are charging the customer correctly?? You got it, SCEG. Of course, the meter came back "fine" and "with no problems".

We have already been over-paying those b a s t a r d s for years now and they want to RAISE the rates, without any public voice on it??! WTF?? I am so freakin' glad we are moving out of this state. Alaska may be more expensive, but they also have better paying jobs and you get a cut of the oil money if you live there....I hate the a s s e s at the customer help desk, too. They are total jerks.....they have literally stolen thousands from us over the years.

Bingo, you need to tell these MF that if they don't quit stealing from people who cannot afford it they will burn. Tell them it comes from a consumer.

Sometimes I call them up now on the customer service line at 2am just to piss them off since they call me when I am asleep (even though the over-bill is PAID). I cannot express my hatred of this company enough. Their monopoly is illegal; I can't believe they're getting away with it!

Since: May 08

Summerville, SC

#12 May 30, 2008
Yet our idiot of a governor vetos the living increase expense for seniors. How the he77 are they supposed to eat? Keep cool? Keep warm? It shouldn't be a choice between the three, SCE&Greed.
Brickbat of Tranquility

Darlington, SC

#13 May 30, 2008
Bingo wrote:
Why naturally they want to take more of our money. SCE&G is made up of some of the weakest link morons I've ever met. These are the folks that the state government wouldn't hire. There are about a dozen of these geniuses in my Church. If I could only get them to cough up the riches they are overpaid with, I wouldn't be the poorest preacher in town.
You,Sir, are a LIAR
Brickbat of Tranquility

Darlington, SC

#14 May 30, 2008
Katie wrote:
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Obviously, you are a low life and apparently bored with yourself if you actually took time to respond to this post in the manner in which you did. I was being scarcastic you incompentent jerk! I'm not mad at you though, I'm PISSED at SCEG!
Scarcastic and incompentent? Methinks you r retartid. sorri
Brickbat of Tranquility

Darlington, SC

#15 May 30, 2008
Muskrat wrote:
SCEG has a monopoly (which last time I checked was illegal) on the citizens of Columbia and surrounding areas. We have no choice but to get our electricity etc from there. Therefore, they can do what they dam well please about the rates.
I was living in a one room apartment a few years back, and although we keep the house cool, our bill was over $200 EVERY month. WAY out of order, especially after talking to our neighbors who pay much less for the same space. Incidentally, we don't even use the one room (storage as we pack) and have shut off the vents in there. Still made no difference.
We made a big fuss about it because the bill should be half of what they were charging us-- we were even taking cold showers! They came and checked our meter, and although it was running faster (visibly) than the other around it, they said nothing was wrong. I insisted it be tested, and guess who tests their meters to see if they are charging the customer correctly?? You got it, SCEG. Of course, the meter came back "fine" and "with no problems".
We have already been over-paying those b a s t a r d s for years now and they want to RAISE the rates, without any public voice on it??! WTF?? I am so freakin' glad we are moving out of this state. Alaska may be more expensive, but they also have better paying jobs and you get a cut of the oil money if you live there....I hate the a s s e s at the customer help desk, too. They are total jerks.....they have literally stolen thousands from us over the years.
Bingo, you need to tell these MF that if they don't quit stealing from people who cannot afford it they will burn. Tell them it comes from a consumer.
Sometimes I call them up now on the customer service line at 2am just to piss them off since they call me when I am asleep (even though the over-bill is PAID). I cannot express my hatred of this company enough. Their monopoly is illegal; I can't believe they're getting away with it!
The problem lies not with just SCE&G, but with the Public Services Committee. They are appointed and handpicked,(in majority). Heck, Clyburn's daughter is on it.! Zat tell you anything??
Honest One

Lexington, SC

#16 May 31, 2008
Go ahead and kick us when we are down . With all the fuel prices soaring , add more misery . When we all go bankrupt , who's left to pay SCE&G ? Give us a break ! Other companies spend their own money to improve , why can't SCE&G ?
ben there

Kingsport, TN

#17 May 31, 2008
Honest One wrote:
Go ahead and kick us when we are down . With all the fuel prices soaring , add more misery . When we all go bankrupt , who's left to pay SCE&G ? Give us a break ! Other companies spend their own money to improve , why can't SCE&G ?
Because the Public Service Commision guarantees a public utility (SCE&G) to make a profit, therefore they can spend as much as they want, wisely or unwisely, without wondering if they are going to make a profit. Until we get rid of the PSC and the monopoly SCE&G has on it's customer base, we're doomed to pay whatever amount they want. Kinda like the oil companies.
pelion

Gilbert, SC

#18 May 31, 2008
Do we really have to have this? I thought that the country as a whole was going green? When will South Carolina as a state do they thing? Please!!!! It's our childrens future!!!

“Giraffes "R" us”

Since: Jan 08

Columbia

#19 May 31, 2008
Hey - does anyone remember the "Weather Normalization Adjustment" that was supposed to be a temporary thing? It's still there - right there on your bill - just look for WNA. And another thing. What's happening up in Jenkinsville? Isn't there a nuclear plant up there - that's paid for?
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#20 May 31, 2008
AVARICE

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