The Palmetto State’s energy future has been a major concern for South Carolinians. But with Dominion Energy, there is a brighter, more reliable future on the horizon for South Carolina.The merger between Dominion Energy and SCANA has been approved with SCANA’s 1.6 million customers top of mind. Reliable electric and gas services will continue. Utility headquarters will not leave the state. Support for local charities and organizations will not end. Read more about the specific benefits here. So what will be different? Dominion Energy is ready to fully support investment in the region, bringing its five core values: Safety, Ethics, Excellence, Embrace Change and One Dominion Energy, our term for teamwork.To understand how you would benefit from Dominion Energy, you need only look to the company’s record in Virginia. Dominion Energy serves 2.5 million electric customers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where residential electric rates are below the regional average and well below the national average. Additionally, Dominion Energy has maintained rate stability even while investing billions in new, reliable and secure supplies of energy—including a push for cleaner and more environmentally friendly sources, such as solar power generation.Prior to the merger with SCANA, Dominion Energy was already a corporate citizen in South Carolina as the owner of Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission (located in 32 counties) and the owner of the largest solar project in the state. Dominion Energy is also a committed community partner. In 2015 and 2016, the company provided grants to 43 non-profits across South Carolina and Georgia. And Dominion Energy plans to contribute an additional $1 million in charitable giving—on top of what SCANA has previously committed—each year for at least five years.This is an exciting time for South Carolina. The future is here—and it’s bright, strong and reliable with Dominion Energy.