Columbia, SC (WLTX) — A federal court hearing Monday could determine if you'll see money back on your SCE&G bill.

SCE&G filed an injunction earlier this month to stop rate cuts passed by the general assembly.

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The new law passed in June would require SCE&G to cut rates by 15 percent and refund four months worth of nuclear rates by the August billing cycle.


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Last week, SCE&G re-filed the lawsuit, saying that the base load review act allowed the utility to raise rates as the nuclear reactors were being built at the VC Summer nuclear plant. They say the new law is unconstitutional and will cause millions of dollars in damages.

Last year, SCE&G and Santee Cooper abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors at the VC Summer facility after spending more than $9 billion on the project.


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The hearing gets underway at 9:30 Monday morning in Columbia. Follow news 19's Loren Thomas for updates.