Dominion customers to receive refunds as part of class-action settlement

Dominion customers to receive refunds as part of class-action settlement
Dominion Energy (Source: AP)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Some Dominion Energy customers will receive refunds following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, according to company officials.

Customers who were charged for the construction of the aborted V.C. Summer nuclear project in 2017 may get a refund. (Source: WIS)
Customers who were charged for the construction of the aborted V.C. Summer nuclear project in 2017 may get a refund. (Source: WIS)

The utility company agreed to a settlement in the lawsuit against SCE&G, regarding the failed V.C. summer nuclear project back in 2017. Customers who were charged for the construction of that nuclear project may be eligible for a refund.

While the company denied the allegations brought forth in the suit, a settlement was reached in November.

In June, a judge decided more than 1 million customers will split $115 million, which is the largest private class-action settlement in state history.

Dominion took over SCE&G in January. All former SCE&G customers affected by the failed nuclear plant should have received notification about their rights under the settlement.

The refund will come either in the form of a bill credit or cash.

Officials with Dominion said bill credits will begin to apply to the next billing cycle after the company gets the information they need from a claims administrator. The timing on that is not yet clear.

Customers who want more information should contact that administrator at 877-432-3808 or email info@scegratepayersettlement.com. A website was set also up for customers’ questions, click or tap here to access it.

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