I’VE SUDDENLY become quite popular with stock analysts, who are struggling to figure out whether the Legislature is going to meet Dominion Energy’s demand that it be allowed to keep charging ratepayers for SCE&G’s abandoned nuclear reactors, plus a 10 percent profit. When I told one there was no way at this point to tell, he asked if anyone at the Public Service Commission might talk to him. “You could try the chairman,” I responded.
Dominion Energy says it will walk away from its agreement to purchase SCANA if it can’t keep collecting most of the $37 million a month that SCE&G is charging for its unfinished nuclear reactors. Legislators are itching to stop those collections, but legislative action isn’t the only thing that could kill the deal that SCANA says is its only hope for survival. Technically, a third of SCANA shareholders could kill the deal, but they’d have to be insane to do that.
I’VE HEARD the “b” word more times in the two weeks since Dominion Energy announced plans to purchase SCANA than in the six months before that. As in: What’s the big deal if SCANA goes bankrupt? SCANA said last month it would be forced into bankruptcy if it had to stop charging customers $37 million a month for its now-abandoned nuclear reactors, and Dominion says the deal’s off it can’t keep collecting part of that nuclear surcharge.
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