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Simplicity: Important for Electric Rates and Consumers

Electric companies make delivering power look easy because the juice is there almost all the times that consumers need it. Electric generation and distribution is a complex business, though, so kudos for the companies that do it. As the…
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Transparency is the New Objectivity

“Transparency is the new objectivity.” That comment from a national business reporter at a conference I recently attended. The takeaway: Transparency builds organizational trust. It improves understanding. Transparency in the present…
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Setting Energy Rates

There has been a great deal of talk in the news about setting of energy rates in South Carolina. The State House and Senate have recently approved a measure that would temporarily cut energy rates for SC&E&G customers by removing the…
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Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC

Twenty years ago Mike Henn started his auto repair shop in Waxhaw, NC. He has established a long list of loyal customers and he has adapted along with the auto industry. We wanted to learn how Mike looks at his business and how he manages…
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“Act With Dispatch” – Energy Systems Do It

Electricity travels at a certain speed, but not all power generation sources can be ready to make electricity at the same speed. “Dispatch” is the term in the electric utility business that refers to the time it takes to make power to…
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Energy and Management: Siemens Energy, Charlotte, NC

Energy plays a major part in business success, and it has to be managed. Electricity has a cost. The amount of electricity used affects a manufacturing operation. The reliability of the electric feed is essential, too. Not just whether it is…
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Our Electric Energy Freedoms

from Scott Carlberg, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas Our electric energy freedom is worth pondering this July 4th. In various measures, essentially 100% of Americans have access to electricity. Around the world there are 1.3 billion people…
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What Impact does Electricity have on Real Estate

As I learn more about electricity, I began to wonder, “What impact does energy efficiency have on home sales?” Stephanie Cauller of Hilton Head Home Group with RE/MAX Island Realty shared some observations from the South Carolina low country.…
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IMO - An Energy Educator Looks at Energy Technology

An occasional feature on Energy Consumers of the Carolinas is “In My Opinion” (IMO). We pose a set of customer-oriented questions to various people involved in the electric energy discipline. This column is from a discussion with Travis…
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A Leadership and Energy Opportunity - Another Angle on the SCE&G / Santee / Legislative Debate

What an opportunity! Members of the South Carolina Legislature meet the week of June 25 to discuss, and possibly start to resolve, the issues around SCE&G/Santee Cooper and the Summer nuclear units. This is a true dollars-and-cents-and-sense…