Entries by Scott Carlberg


Transparency is the New Objectivity

“Transparency is the new objectivity.” That comment from a national business reporter at a conference I recently attended. The takeaway: Transparency builds organizational trust. It improves understanding. Transparency in the present can forestall problems in the future. Consumers’ ability to do their own energy management is increasingly more transparent. Technology opens doors to energy usage, prices, […]

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Our Electric Energy Freedoms

from Scott Carlberg, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas Our electric energy freedom is worth pondering this July 4th. In various measures, essentially 100% of Americans have access to electricity. Around the world there are 1.3 billion people without access to electricity. That lack of power cascades into issues of health, safety and economic vitality. We […]

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IMO – An Energy Educator Looks at Energy Technology

An occasional feature on Energy Consumers of the Carolinas is “In My Opinion” (IMO). We pose a set of customer-oriented questions to various people involved in the electric energy discipline. This column is from a discussion with Travis Knight, Program Director, Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program and Professor, Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina in […]


A Leadership and Energy Opportunity – Another Angle on the SCE&G / Santee / Legislative Debate

What an opportunity! Members of the South Carolina Legislature meet the week of June 25 to discuss, and possibly start to resolve, the issues around SCE&G/Santee Cooper and the Summer nuclear units. This is a true dollars-and-cents-and-sense opportunity. A lot of back-and-forth about who gets blame and how to address the rate issues has been […]

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The Calendar Says the Heat Is On – Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 is the start of summer. We can expect “famously hot” (as a Columbia slogan says) weather across the Carolinas.  WIST-TV, Columbia, even said, “Dangerous heat moves into the Midlands.” WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham: “The first heat wave of the season is on the way.” That brings up an important concept for the electric industry […]