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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Wednesday

We told you on Monday, get ready to be amazed in this week ahead of Labor Day. Each day this week we introduce you to people who are working in and for the Carolinas in the energy industry. Duke Energy: Bralion Hyatt, Distribution Line…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Tuesday

Yesterday we introduced you to three people who make the electric industry in the Carolinas special: A manufacturing worker, an energy researcher, and an entrepreneur/inventor. Today, three more people who put their spin on the energy industry.…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Monday

Get ready to be amazed in this week ahead of Labor Day 2018. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas (ECC) is going to introduce you to people who are working in and for the energy industry in North and South Carolina. You'll be happily surprised…
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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…