"S" is for South Carolina Electric & Gas Company

Jul 30, 2019

Credit SC Public Radio

"S" is for South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), primarily an energy firm, was formed by the merger of dozens of companies over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Broad River Power Company adopted the name South Carolina Electric & Gas Company in 1937. Five years later Lexington Power Company merged with SCE&G). SCE&G became fully independent in 1946 after briefly being held by the General Public Utilities Corporation. In 1959, SCE&G and two other power companies built the first electricity-producing nuclear power plant in the Southeast at Parr, South Carolina. SCANA Corporation, a diversified energy company, was born in 1984, with SCE&G as the flagship company. In 2019 Dominion Energy, a firm operating in eighteen states, purchased SCANA and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company.