Thousands of households may soon see higher bills.
Customers of the utility company, Dominion Energy will see the impact.
Where is this happening and why?
Residents of South Carolina will be the ones impacted by this hike. The increase is to cover the cost of coal and natural gas. South Carolina’s State Public Service Commission approved this on April 22. Find additional details here.
The company has seen annual fuel costs rise by almost 50% from 2020 to 2021. Dominion Energy has agreed not to raise rates again until July 2023.
It is expected to cost customers about $6.53 more per month and about $78 per year. You could already be seeing changes in your bill as it went into effect May 1.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].