$ 61 Million Refunds to South Carolina Nuclear Failure Customers

Columbia, South Carolina (AP) — A South Carolina judge has approved a second refund to a utility customer who has invested billions of dollars. Two nuclear power plants It never produced 1 watt of electricity.

Approximately $ 61 million goes to Dominion Energy South Carolina after a utility sells a number of real estate as part of a class action settlement by 1.1 million customers over an unfinished plant at the VC Summer Nuclear Power Plant near Colombia. It is secured. ..

Wednesday’s agreement was reported to split $ 61 million based on power usage by residential, corporate and industrial customers over a decade of nuclear power plant planning and construction.

The check will be the same amount as the first refund made in the 2019 proceedings based on $ 60 million from Dominion Energy.

The nuclear project was run by South Carolina Electric & Gas. It was purchased by Virginia-based Dominion in 2019 after a local power company ran out of funds to complete the reactor two years ago.

Four executives of the utility or company that were building the reactor were indicted or pleaded guilty For criminal accusations With failure.

The remaining one question is how refunds are issued. All refunds in 2019 were checks, and more than 10% of the money was unclaimed because the 4-cent check wasn’t monetized or no one was supposed to get the refund.

The lawyer offered credit for the electricity bill for less than $ 50, and said former South Carolina chief Justice Gantall, who was in charge of the settlement negotiations, would think about it.