A class-action lawsuit involving the failed nuclear construction project in Fairfield County, jointly owned by Santee Cooper and SCE&G (now Dominion Energy), has recently been settled. Some Coastal Electric members who received power between January 1, 2007, and January 31, 2020, may receive an unexpected bill credit or check in late November and December. If you have received a check from a company named Epiq, it is legitimately yours and you may cash it.
The funds are being paid by Santee Cooper. Coastal Electric Cooperative did not own the project and was not directly involved in the lawsuit. However, because some of the power we deliver to our members came from Santee Cooper, some members may be due bill credits (if less than $25) or payments (if greater than $25). We did not determine who will receive a payment or how much someone will receive. These resulted from a court-approved process after a settlement agreement was reached between the parties in the class-action lawsuit.
If you have any questions regarding the administration of the Settlement, you may contact the Settlement Administrator.
Please include your name and your return address on all correspondence.