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SC's Electric Future: A Season of Discussion Begins

Citizens have a chance for a lot of listening and questions over the next few months. Good. Dialogue is positive. It lends transparency to reconciling the energy management / debt / future issues in South Carolina. Let’s aim for constructive…
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Be "Power Prepared" for Peak Hurricane Season

September 10 is a big date in hurricane season. It is coming up. More on that in a bit. Hurricane season is ramping up if the past holds true. “The peak months for hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific are August through…
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A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

Has your joy reading this summer included the South Carolina debt report? No, I did not think so. It is probably not much more complicated than 5th grade math, and yet it is difficult for me to grasp. Want to have a look for yourself? Here…
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Power On - Rock On: A Peak Demand Analogy

When is electricity like a rock concert? Costs go up when there is a big demand for tickets (or electricity). Both industries respond to peak demand from customers by using more resources. Let’s say a musician plays a small club…
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I Took a Quiz and Cried

I recently took the “Can You Ace the Santee Cooper Quiz?”  Will you please take it too? I cried. No, I was not worried about my personal performance or grade. And although the sound was the same, I was not reminded of the time in…
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Chasing Raindrops: An Energy Story

Is everyone dried out from the heavy storms last week in the Carolinas? While you may have been hunkered down during the storms, power companies with hydro-electric plants were hard at work during and after those storms. They have to be…
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Small Business Power: Big Energy Savings in Small Business

As a coach to entrepreneurs, I often see communications to entrepreneurs that span the gamut from general business and funding strategies, to how to save on their energy bills, etc. So, I wondered what it was like to be responsible for that…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 3) "Driving to Action"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Read Part 1 here.  Read Part 2…
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Join In: The Carolinas’ Energy Workforce

Want a satisfying career? Want to also help the Carolinas? Think about energy. Really. While Carolina energy headlines have largely been about reactors or pipelines, here is a different look at our energy system: Its workers. Specifically,…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 2) "Energy Mindset"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Watch for Part 3.  Read Part 1! What…