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PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn

Monday night I attended the Public Service Commission hearing in North Charleston on the proposed SCANA merger with Dominion. After the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle, I appreciate the regulatory scrutiny of the investor-owned utility. I…
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Electric Utilities Light up Economic Development

You selected your cell phone service and your access to cable TV provider, but yet you were told who to call for electricity, right? So, if electric utilities are not out trying to win your business, how do they go about building their business?…
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Changing Times - Changing Temperatures

Hurricane Florence was and continues to be a reminder of the impact weather has on our lives. Reports of power outages and flooding keep coming and many people are still facing devastation. What impact does weather have on electricity rates…
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Dominion Energy Meet and Greet

I was looking forward to attending the Dominion Energy, Inc. (D.N.) “Meet And Greet” last week. However, due to Hurricane Florence, the planned event was cancelled and is now scheduled Oct 11th in North Charleston at Trident Technical…
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Teen Thoughts on Power Outages after Hurricane Florence

We have all seen tons of stories about Hurricane and Tropical Storm Florence. I wondered how this was impacting our younger generation of teenagers. Although my area in Charleston had no impact other than vacant stores and closed schools,…
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Talking to (or Tackling) Teens about Hurricane Florence

With all the uncertainty, risk, and news about Hurricane Florence, my colleagues suggested that I write a blog post about talking to children regarding a storm. The suggestion was that it would include great stuff like taking precautions,…
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Marriage Blessings for SCANA and Dominion Energy?

Yesterday’s story, Scana Dominion Energy Merger Clears Another Hurdle, is about the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approving the indirect transfer of the operating license for V.C. Summer Unit 1 and of the combined licenses for…

Dancing with Disclosure

Last week the post and Courier ran this story: During Nuclear Audit Santee Cooper Executives Faced a Question: Disclose or Not I couldn’t wait to dive in and learn more about the meeting, the audit they had requested, and the conversation…
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When the Power is Down, People are Up

“How do you know the power went out?” my son William asks. I explained that I was woken up by my white noise maker stopping abruptly in the middle of the night and that in the morning, our microwave was flashing “PF” for power…
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The Marlboro Man Has Flown the Co-Op

This week Marlboro Electric Cooperative announced that they are leaving the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC) which is the trade association established to represent the interests of all 20 statewide cooperatives. Marlboro Electric…