[image-1] Starting today, SCE&G customers will start seeing new names on their bills.
The company’s 730,000 electric customers in South Carolina will use their same phone numbers and emails addresses, but correspondence will now come from Dominion Energy South Carolina.
The change comes almost five months after Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based utility company, finalized a deal to acquire SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, for $14.6 billion.
In 2018, the merger got the blessing of state regulators after SCANA and Santee Cooper, a state-owned co-op, abandoned a $9 billion effort to build two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County the year before.
“We will take the time to do our rebranding right so that the change is as seamless as possible for customers,” said Rodney Blevins, CEO of Dominion Energy’s Southeast Energy Group, in a statement. “Our customers deserve to know who they are doing business with so that they are better protected from scams or fraud, and they will know who to call for safety issues such as gas leaks or downed power lines.”
Over time, employee uniforms, social media accounts, and 2,000 bucket trucks will also reflect the name change.
North Carolina customers of PCNC Energy, also a former SCANA company, will now do business with Dominion Energy North Carolina.
Dominion Energy serves nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states, according to the company.