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CAYCE – SCANA Corp. and its subsidiaries, which are becoming Dominion Energy, paid $226.4 million in taxes to counties for property assessed in South Carolina in 2018.

The total is approximately $17 million more than the previous year.

“The taxes that we pay on the company’s power stations, electric lines, substations, real estate and other assets in our service territory are essential funds for counties throughout South Carolina,” said Iris Griffin, vice president, financial management and integration for the Southeast Energy Group, the new business segment with Dominion Energy. “By providing monetary support for schools, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and other critical public services, the positive economic impact is seen throughout the communities we serve.”

Richland and Lexington counties received the largest payments at more than $43 million each, followed by Fairfield County at more than $35 million.

Orangeburg County received $15 million, Bamberg got $2.2 million and Calhoun received $3.3 million.

Other significant tax payments included:

• Aiken County - $10.6 million

• Allendale County - $1.4 million

• Barnwell County - $2.1 million

• Beaufort County - $6.5 million

• Berkeley County - $10.6 million

• Charleston County - $21.6 million

• Colleton County - $3.4 million

• Dorchester County - $6.4 million

• Edgefield County - $1.6 million

• Florence County - $1.3 million

• Hampton County - $2.9 million

• Horry County - $1.0 million

• Jasper County - $6.1 million

• Newberry County - $1.6

• Saluda County - $1.5 million

• Sumter County-$1.0 million

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