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South Carolina Utility Reform Coalition collection

Identifier: Mss 0115

Collection Overview

The collection includes the Gas Cost of Services Study and the Electric Cost of Services Study by SCE&G for the 12-month period ending March 31, 1979; applications by SCE&G for gas and electric rate adjustments; testimony, exhibits, and data provided by SCE&G for the Public Service Commission in favor of gas and electric rate adjustment; numerous court documents, including motions to consolidate, petitions to intervene, appeals, etc. as well as orders to approve gas and electric rate changes; a leaflet from the South Carolina Utility Reform Coalition on Little Known Facts About SCE&G and A Lay Guide to PURPA (Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act); and a newsletter from the Palmetto Alliance briefly discussing the case and the efforts of the South Carolina Utility Reform Coalition.


  • Creation: 1979-1980


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Historical Note

In June of 1979, the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) applied for permission from the South Carolina Public Service Commission to increase its gas and electric rates. This was met with opposition from a number of groups and individuals, including the South Carolina Utility Reform Coalition (a loose alliance of 25 organizations, including the state AFL-CIO, focused on rate reform), the Department of Defense, and the South Carolina Textile Manufacturer's Association. Despite this opposition, the Public Service Commission eventually ruled in favor of increasing the gas and electric rates.


1.5 linear feet (2 document boxes, 2 slim document boxes)

Inventory of the South Carolina Utility Reform Coalition Collection, 1979-1980
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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