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Lighting Innovation

LED lights fascinate me. As we sat around our beautiful tree, we noticed that it was only the blue lights that often burned out. Why is that I wondered? How do these things work anyway? Of course I had read that the LED (light emitting…
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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…
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When Do Power Outages Happen?

When do outages happen? Answer: All the time, but for various reasons. Over the past several months, Carolinians have heard a lot about power outages because of hurricanes. That’s because there can be a significant number of outages…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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In the Dark: A Poll of South Carolina’s Pulse on Electricity Payments

Last week, South Carolina’s Club for Growth released a survey conducted by Cloud Research out of Dublin, Ohio entitled “Survey of South Carolina Electricity Ratepayers.” It could have been called “In the Dark.” With the state…
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It's Back - Pumpkin Spice Electricity!

Kidding, just something for this time of year. Halloween, you know. Tricks. Treats. Electricity provides a lot of treats – charging your phone, streaming your favorite programs, maybe even powering voice commands for grocery orders.…