Southeast Energy News

It’s official: Dominion now owns SCANA

Correction: An item in Wednesday’s digest about Permian Basin drillers giving away surplus gas contained an incorrect link. Read the story here.

UTILITIES: South Carolina regulators finalize the sale of SCANA to Dominion Energy, which paid $13.4 billion for the company. (Post and Courier, Associated Press)

• Customers of SCANA’s largest subsidiary, SCE&G, will on average pay slightly less on their power bill under the deal. (Charlotte Observer)
• Regulators and lawmakers in Georgia and Mississippi debate whether electric cooperatives should be allowed to deliver high-speed internet. (E&E News)

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NUCLEAR: A Georgia superior court drops a case against utility regulators over the Vogtle nuclear project. (E&E News, subscription)

• A coalition of solar industry groups call on South Carolina lawmakers to pass more clean energy-friendly policies. (Solar Power World, news release)
• A program lets homeowners finance clean energy on their property tax bills, but the true cost of interest rates and payback time isn’t always disclosed. (Tampa Bay Times)

STORAGE: El Paso Electric, a Texas utility, purchases 100 MW of energy storage to meet demand for summer electricity peaks in 2022 and 2023. (Energy Storage News)

• Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for a multistate offshore wind collaborative in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. (E&E News, subscription)
• A Spanish energy company is constructing a second wind farm in Cameron County, Texas that it says can power 43,000 homes. (KURV)

• A federal appeals court declines Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers’ request to speed the pace for a case over permitting. (S&P Global)
• Mountain Valley Pipeline opponents in Virginia call for a stop work order along the entire length of the project. (WDBJ)
• A woman rides her horse for 400 miles of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline to bring awareness to the controversial project. (WMRA)
• A Dominion Energy spokesperson says the halt on Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction is hurting workers who can’t find a job. (The Robesonian)

• A seventh barge sinks into the Ohio River after getting stuck at a dam near Louisville, Kentucky. (Associated Press)
• A federal judge rules that a coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family must turn over financial information and make employees available for questioning. (WVPB)

• The Gulf Coast’s liquefied natural gas industry is expected to accelerate in early 2019 with three major projects in Louisiana and Texas. (Houston Chronicle)
• The Permian Basin oil boom is reshaping the energy market and presenting unprecedented challenges, some analysts say. (Time)

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