According to last month's Regulatory Staff report, SCE&G applied nearly 22,000 weather-based adjustment factors to customers' bills between the program's launch in August 2010 and August 2013. Calculations are based on 19 different equations for different groups of customers, with each group having 20 separate billing cycles. So customers are billed differently even within the same category.The agreement is a good deal for consumers, but concerns of bills spiking during a cold snap will continue, said Frank Knapp, president of the Small Business Chamber of Commerce and another petitioner. That's why the agreement promotes the budget billing option, he said.
SCE&G Agrees Bill-adjusting Program Should End
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