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Is Public Service Commission secretly approving rate hikes?

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Rick Brundrett

From May 2005 through Oct. 30, 2013, the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) raised the average electric bill for SCE&G residential customers 21 times.

From October 2005 through Jan. 1, the average bill for Duke Energy Carolinas residential customers using the same amount of electricity (1,000 kilowatt hours per month) was raised 14 times, The Nerve found in a review of rates published by the state Office of Regulatory Staff.

For the period, the increases in average monthly bills for each of the two large utilities totaled more than 20 percent above inflation.


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