South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is going back to state regulators to ask for part of the money to build nuclear plants after the state Supreme Court rejected a different funding plan.
SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower says the new request initially will cost people less than the utility's first plan for a contingency fund.
The high court said in August the utility could not collect $438 million for unspecified expenses.
Boomhower says the new request will ask for between $150 million and $200 million in specific costs for the two reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville.
State regulators have approved plans for SCE&G to raise rates until the second new reactor starts in 2019. The overall additional cost would be about $40 a month for the typical homeowner.