Aiken County ranks sixth in the state in the amount of property tax it receives from SCANA Corp., the parent of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.
According to a company filing, SCANA and its subsidiaries paid more than $150 million in property taxes in South Carolina during 2011, including $8.4 million to Aiken County.
The utility’s Urquhart Steam Generating Plant is in Beech Island.
SCANA’s largest single
tax payment, $28.7 million, was made to Lexington County.
Other significant payments included $26.4 million to Richland County,
$23 million to Fairfield County, $12.3 million to Charleston County and $11 million to Orangeburg County.
SCANA, based in Cayce, has about 665,000 power customers in South Carolina and more than
1.2 million natural gas customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.