Will receive briefing on Bechtel Report’s content and hear testimony from SCANA/SCE&G executives

The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee (HURPC) will hold its second hearing this week as the group continues to work towards developing a viable plan forward in response to the VC Summer suspension. The meeting will take place this Friday on the State House grounds and serves as a makeup previous scheduled hearing that were postponed due to inclement weather from Hurricane Irma.

The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee is chaired by Representative Peter McCoy (District 115-Charleston) and includes 19 other House members from various districts who represent constituencies covered by SCE&G and Santee Cooper. The HURPC was created in August in response to the VC Summer nuclear project suspension. Speaker Lucas has directed the group to comprehensively study the issue to determine a responsible path forward that best protects South Carolina’s ratepayers.

Given the revelations surrounding the Bechtel report, HURPC Chairman Peter McCoy (District 115-Charleston) invited Scott Elliott, Special Counsel to the Committee, to address the group and explain the report’s finding and expressed construction concerns with the VC Summer nuclear project.  Immediately following Elliott’s briefing, executives from SCANA/SCE&G will provide a presentation and then answer questions from committee members.

The hearing is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:00AM in room 110 of the Blatt Building, State House grounds