Right now, in the middle of a global health crisis, Dominion Energy South Carolina wants to raise your rates by more than 7 percent. They also want to increase the monthly fixed charge (a charge to bring the power from the pole to your home) you pay before even turning on the lights. AARP is fighting for residential utility customers because too many South Carolina families struggle to pay their electric bills along with other necessities like food and medicine.
At an emergency meeting with its Board of Directors, VI Water and Power Authority (WAPA) Executive Director Hugo Hodge, introduced a plan to take advantage of the dropping cost of propane and other fuels. The plan requested permission to re-institute its former “Hedge Program” with a few modifications. Hodge justified the request saying that “Taking advantage in the drop of propane prices will give ratepayers significant cost savings.”
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