COLUMBIA, S.C. — Have you recently received a check in the mail from SCE&G/SCANA/Dominion Energy? If so, the check is legit.
A spokesperson from Dominion Energy says the check is part of a second distribution of settlement checks mailed out on Dec. 22, 2022.
The settlement was reached between South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) and SCANA, and their customers over the construction of two nuclear units at the VC Summer site in Jenkinsville, South Carolina.
The lawsuit was filed after the utility company abandoned construction at the site, which had been financed by it's customers since Nov. 2018.
If you are wondering why you received a second payment, scegratepayersellment.com says final approval was granted in May 2022 for a final distribution of the Common Benefit Fund. Eligible customers were issued a settlement check or bill credit as part of the initial distribution in August 2019. If you received an initial payment or credit -- and your check was not returned as undeliverable -- you were eligible for the second payment.