Retail Unbundling - South Carolina

Status: The state has no unbundled services for residential customers but is considering action.

Overview: South Carolina currently has no laws or pilot programs for unbundling any utility services (gas, electric, telephone, etc.) in the state. However, they are considering it and might begin action in the next year or two.

EIA State Data: In 2001, South Carolina Electric distributed gas to about half the state's 501,161 residential customers and 55,257 commercial customers. The state's residential and commercial customers consumed 27 and 21 billion cubic feet of natural gas, respectively. The average prices paid for natural gas purchased from local distribution companies by residential and commercial customers were $12.09 and $10.03 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price for the state was $6.16 per thousand cubic feet.

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File last modified: 01/31/2003