Entries by Scott Carlberg

Be Prepared for Hurricane Dorian

“Georgia and the Carolinas should expect heavy rain and winds associated with Hurricane Dorian over the weekend and into Monday,” says the Charlotte Observer. Carolinians know that a storm track prediction is helpful, but not certain. Even though Florida seems to be the aim of the storm, it could change track, curve around to the […]

Santee Cooper – Till Debt Do Us Part

When you dig yourself into a deep hole, stop digging. ECC has said that before about Santee Cooper, its debt, the negative news, the ongoing odd decisions. It’s customer money out the door, and money that will have to go out the door in the future. It is more than $7 billion in debt for […]

Energy Careers – Back to School Issue – Part Two

Energy employers are having a tough time finding qualified applicants. We wrote about that in our first Back to School blog recently. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas sees the vested interest in Carolinians being interested in, and prepared for, the energy workforce. That helps keep the lights on for our states and supports our local […]

Quick Take – Posted – A Draft NC Clean Energy Plan

North Carolina has posted a draft “Clean Energy Plan” for public comment. The state website announcing the plan says: After a robust stakeholder process, DEQ has prepared a draft of the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan for public discussion and comment. The draft plan is available for download and public comments about the draft plan […]

Energy Careers – Back to School Issue – Part One

77 percent of employers in the energy industry say they have difficulty hiring qualified workers. Three in ten employers say it is actually “very difficult.” (Source) Seems like a good place to find a career, if you are qualified or willing to learn. It is also a good way to support our states – hiring, […]

Home Power Storage May be in Your Future

Your daily routine at home probably includes putting your phone on charge, or maybe charging up a small battery to use if your phone runs low. Now take that idea and magnify it. Think about having a battery that you charge for your house. Why in the world could that be a good idea? For […]

Quick Take – “Energy Harvesting” is a Huge Small Idea

The IoT, or Internet of Things, has increased the availability of data. Sensors are deployed to measure, for instance, temperature, infrared waves, motion, acceleration, levels, humidity or event proximity of other things. Sensors can be used in pretty rough places, faraway places. They need energy to operate, but not all sensors are in places with […]