In a monumental deal made public on Wednesday , Dominion Energy and Scana Corporation announced a conditional merger that would roll debt from the failed V.C.
Dominion also said it would cover the full $180 million cost for a 540-megawatt gas-fired power plant SCE&G was set to purchase to help fill capacity needs.
A law in South Carolina, the Base Load Review Act, allowed Scana to keep collecting money from customers even though the company canceled the V.C.
Another Republican legislator, State Senator Shane Massey, said it was hard to continue asking customers to pay for undelivered electricity.
Although Dominion CEO Thomas Farrell told investors Scana was “a natural fit," he threatened to walk away if regulators challenged the deal.
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