Cook Settlement proceeds are being distributed
Members who received power from Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative between January 1, 2007, and January 31, 2020, may receive an unexpected bill credit or check in late November and December. The bill credits (for amounts less than $25) and mailed checks (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). Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative did not own the project. However, because we buy some of the power we deliver to our members from Santee Cooper, some members may be due bill credits or payments. The amount of the payment resulted from a court-approved process after a settlement agreement was reached between the parties in the class-action lawsuit. Your share of the settlement was based on your power usage, but Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative did not perform the final calculation. That was between the court and the firm hired to administer the settlement. These credits/payments are the first of two approved by the court. The second set of credits/payments will be distributed by October 30, 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the administration of the Settlement, you may contact the Settlement Administrator Epiq. Please include your name and your return address on all correspondence.
Cook v. SCPSA, Class Action Administrator, P.O. Box 3127, Portland, OR 97208-3127