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Not Everyone Can Pay Higher Rates

Santee Cooper rates to increase. A $13 dollar a month increase in rates is anticipated by Santee Cooper over the next few years, said Santee Cooper (increase rates for the nuclear debt). As consumers are on the hook for the billions in debt…
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Be Well - Sell

The financial rating of Santee Cooper relies in a large part on its ability to easily raise rates on customers. No other organization reviews and approves a Santee Cooper raise in rates. The Santee Cooper board is the group that can raise…

Five Interesting Energy Stories – April 2019

Wind power and military power, lithium deposits, sun power and a daily carbon count are some of the five interesting energy stories in April. Every month (every day!) there is something going on in the energy space. We’ll start closest…

Energy Employees Create a Buzz in the Community

This week is National Volunteer Week, and Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 18. There is a common thread in both – values. Recent news stories about “lineman rodeos” show the dedication and hard work of these electric industry…
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Speak Up About the NC Clean Energy Plan

In North Carolina, your household, health and finances can be impacted by Executive Order No. 80 - North Carolina's Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy. This is a process for many citizens to note,…

Energy Resources: Variety is Good!

The old phrase about the danger of “putting all your eggs in one basket” is true, especially in our energy system. News and press releases may tout the advantage of one kind of energy generation over another: Wind, solar, hydro, gas,…

Electricity + April 1st = April Fuels

People who work in the electric industry get some unusual questions. Befitting April 1, we gathered some questions from utility communicators from across the country. If nothing else, maybe we will bust some urban legends. A number of…
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People Power is Especially Important NOW in SC Electric Cooperatives

It’s electric cooperative annual meeting season, so customers (co-op members) may be planning to attend the meeting that elects leaders and determines the future of their organizations. Especially true in South Carolina. ECC hopes members…

It’s Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Season

As an electric customer, being able to tap the shoulder of your electric company leader while at the local diner or grocery store is pretty cool. That kind of closeness is a trait of electric cooperatives, which typically have compact service…
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It's Spring and Debt Relief Is In the Air!

Last week the South Carolina House and Senate both started down a road to sell Santee Cooper and relieve the massive debt hanging over the heads of consumers. Now, the legislature needs to complete that journey by closing the sale.  That’s…