COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers may not see the big bills they could be expecting after the recent blast of wintry weather.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports Wednesday that SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower says bills won't see much of an impact from the frigid weather because bills are based on normal temperatures, not actual ones.
Some SCE&G customers paid double and triple their normal power bills to stay warm during last JanuaryÂ's cold snap.
In July, SCE&G started a weather normalization program designed to keep customers' electric bills more consistent, even during extreme weather. Boomhower says SCE&G's 660,000 electricity customers will pay more for kilowatt hour of power that they use when seasons are milder and they use less power.
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