BREC members may get credit, check for failed Santee Cooper project


Members who received power from Black River Electric Cooperative between Jan. 1, 2007, and Jan. 31, 2020, may receive an unexpected bill credit or check in the next few days.

The credits, which will be for amounts less than $25, and checks, which will be for amounts $25 or greater, are the result of the settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving the failed nuclear construction project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Fairfield County.

The funds are being paid by Santee Cooper, which owned the project along with SCE&G, now Dominion Energy. Black River did not own the project. However, because the Sumter-based cooperative buys from Santee Cooper some of the power it delivers to members, some members may be due bill credits or payments.

The cooperative did not calculate the payments. They resulted from a court-approved process after a settlement agreement was reached between the parties in the class-action lawsuit.

If you have questions regarding the administration of the settlement, contact the Settlement Administrator. Include your name and your return address on all correspondence.

Mail Cook v. SCPSA, Class Action Administrator, P.O. Box 3127, Portland, OR 97208-3127; call 1-833-947-0894 (toll-free); or email