Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Jan. 16, 2019) – SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will be pruning trees in Mt. Pleasant starting next month as part of its five-year-cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability. The company will host an educational, drop-in workshop on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Water Works Public Meeting Room located at 1619 Rifle Range Road.
“Trees and limbs are the primary cause of power outages on our system,” said Bill Turner, SCE&G vice president of electric operations. “Trimming those trees remains the No. 1 way to keep the lights on for our customers during a storm or severe weather event.”
SCE&G staff will be available to answer questions about safety, reliability, utility pruning techniques and more. Representatives from Lewis Tree Service, the contractor performing the work, will also be in attendance. To help residents better understand the scope of work in their community, oversized maps marking the streets where trimming is planned will also be on display. Work will be concentrated to areas near or along Rifle Range Road, Ben Sawyer Blvd., Highway 17 and Bowman Road and sections of old Mt. Pleasant.
The room will be set up in informational stations to allow interested residents to drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Residents unable to attend the meeting can call 800-251-7234 with questions about tree trimming in their neighborhood or visit www.sceg.com to learn more.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 728,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 374,000 customers throughout the state.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030.
Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com, to learn more.