With Santee Cooper, Energy Success Is Possible, If Only…

Santee Cooper it is not just about fixing what is in the present but looking towards the opportunities of the future. A South Carolina Electric Cooperative leader said that a few months ago in the SC General Assembly. Nailed it! That viewpoint…

Quick Take - What Is a Microgrid?

The electric grid has been called the greatest invention of the 20th Century. The big electric grid, that web of power generation, transmission and distribution. Micro-grids may be a big feature of the 21st Century. They are really just like…

Energy Consumer Weekend – May 29

Summertime arrives in the Carolinas at the snap of our fingers. Seems that way sometimes. Our feature image reflects that feeling. It is the sun rising over cedars and sweet gums to warm South Charlotte. Summer 2020 will start unlike any…

Quick Take – Final Module Set on Georgia Nuclear Plant

Southern Company announced another milestone for it nuclear plant construction. “The final module for Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3, a massive water tank, has been placed atop the containment vessel and shield building roof at the company's…

At Santee Cooper the Past is Prologue

Tradition serves us well when it guides and enriches us. Tradition is a liability when it holds us captive to a past that can’t serve our current and future needs. Pretty much sums up Santee Cooper – a company with a rich South Carolina…

North Carolina Looks at Offshore Wind Energy

Wind energy can be produced onshore or offshore. North Carolina just put out a request for proposals to spur offshore development and bolster the supply chain for that energy source in the state. The Energy News Network reported on the effort. North…

Remembering Those Who Gave Everything

We mark Memorial Day and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The tradition started in various places following the Civil War. After World War I the day began to honor those who have died in all American wars.…

Energy Consumer Weekend – May 22

Our feature image this week is not an homage to Mary Poppins. It does show that for all the big investments that are made in our electric grid, sometimes simple things can have a big impact. The photo is from the Vail (Colorado) Daily newspaper.…

Quick Take – Pandemic Takes a Financial Toll on Co-ops

Electric cooperatives are facing financial hardships as are many businesses. A recent report from the National Rural Electric Cooperatives (NRECA) put perspective on the issue. “Not-for-profit co-ops throughout the nation are facing severe…

The Buck Stops … Somewhere

“The Buck Stops Here,” was a sign on Harry Truman’s desk and spoke volumes about his sense of leadership. Our nation just marked the 75th anniversary of Truman taking the oath of office. Want a decision? Harry made decisions, took action.…