The failed nuclear reactor project north of Columbia was made possible in 2007 with the passage of the Base Load Review Act.
From Lowcountry Source: 'Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) and Senate President Hugh Leatherman both appointed committees to investigate the utility fiasco. They need to recommend the repeal of the BLRA and changing the regulatory structure to hold utilities accountable to the public. A more sweeping reform which should be considered is allowing consumers to choose their electric utility. Since it can’t be determined which company generates the electrical power consumers receive, they should not be granted monopoly status. Currently, 29 states offer some form of consumer choice for utility customers.'