The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee (HURPC) will hold its fifth and sixth hearings on Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31, 2017, as the group continues to work towards developing a viable plan forward in response to the VC Summer suspension.

The House 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.

During these two hearings, HURPC members will meet to discuss recommendations for legislation to be introduced that addresses the VC Summer nuclear collapse. Scott Elliott, the HURPC retained special counsel, will be on hand as the group discusses utility rate making adjustments and regulatory reform.

The meetings are scheduled for Monday, October 30th, 2017, at 10:30AM and Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, at 9:00AM and will be held in room 110 of the Blatt Building on the State House grounds.