Rockette Power

I love the holiday season. I especially enjoy all the lights and beautifully decorated homes. It is interesting to me that even though I have lived in cold and snowy places like Missouri, New Jersey, and Ohio, the beautiful lights so common in my neighborhood in South Carolina make the holidays special even without the Read more about Rockette Power[…]

Michael Payne on Wind Energy

I have recently learned about and written about innovations in wind energy right here in South Carolina as I explored the research and testing facility at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston. Therefore, I wanted to better understand how this industry has been shaped over the decades. So, I decided to reach out Read more about Michael Payne on Wind Energy[…]

From Tennis to Turbines

I have enjoyed the game of tennis for decades and across many states. I have always had access to a tennis court but never owned one. Whereas sharing cars and bikes is a newer twist to the sharing economy, one might argue that tennis clubs were early movers who learned to share resources effectively. Turns Read more about From Tennis to Turbines[…]

When if Comes to Santee Cooper, Legislators Should Keep their Eyes on the Ball

As an entrepreneur and mother, “follow through” and “focus” are two of life’s most important lessons which I acquired from playing tournament, high school, and college tennis. As I prepare for this season’s final tennis match tonight, I remind myself how important it is to keep my eye on the ball. And then I wonder Read more about When if Comes to Santee Cooper, Legislators Should Keep their Eyes on the Ball[…]

Turkey Trot Power

As tens of thousands of South Carolinians prepare for their turkey trot, gobble wobble, or other Thanksgiving Day race I got to thinking that was tons of kinetic energy being created. Kinetic energy is energy created by any body by virtue of it being in motion. This applies to both large and small items. The Read more about Turkey Trot Power[…]

What’s Cook’n?

As we count our blessings and pour out gratitude this week over the Thanksgiving holiday, I give thanks for access to electrical power. I begin to wonder, how much energy will preparing one Thanksgiving dinner for eight people take? Let’s explore. Here’s the menu: Turkey and gravy, oyster dressing, golden mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, Read more about What’s Cook’n?[…]

From Elected to Energized

We cast our votes a week ago, so signs are starting to come down, political ads have ceased, and polling phone calls have taken a break…phew. My daughter turned 18 in October so this election day was an especially exciting for me. I was particularly impressed with how present and involved she was. She had Read more about From Elected to Energized[…]

Paradise Lost a Power Problem?

The New York Times reports that California has so many wildfires for many reasons including climate change, dense population, fire suppression, Santa Ana winds, and downed power lines. This last one makes me think not about casting blame or jumping to conclusions, but about me personally and my own demands when it comes to taking Read more about Paradise Lost a Power Problem?[…]

A Date with Dominion

A lot is happening now, as the clock winds down the year and some major decisions loom regarding the fate of our South Carolina utilities. By December 21, the PSC is set to render its decision on the rates for SCANA, a decision which will have an impact on the proposed Dominion-SCANA merger. PSC will Read more about A Date with Dominion[…]