July 15, 2010 $3.91 3.24 percent increase

Jan. 1, 2011 $3.77 3.11 percent increase

July 1, 2011 $4.01 3.33 percent increase*

*Based on current rates. The overall increase of 9.52 percent includes commercial and industrial customers.

What will the rate hike pay for?

Environmental mandates/property taxes 62 percent

Transmission/distribution improvements 18 percent

Tree-trimming and system maintenance 9 percent

Returns to investors and other expenses 11 percent

Hearings schedule

Field hearings in SCE&G's 9.52 percent rate increase request (all begin at 6 p.m.)

--Monday: Summerville Town Hall, 200 S. Main St., Summerville

--Tuesday: International Longshoremen's Association, 1142 Morrison Drive, Charleston

--May 6: Aiken Technical College Amphitheater, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville

--May 24: S.C. Public Service Commission, 101 Executive Center Drive, Columbia

Formal hearing: May 24-27,10:30 a.m., 101 Executive Center Drive, Columbia

Final decision: July 15