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Coops: Lines of Communication, Not Just Power Lines

There have been headlines about the leadership of electric cooperative boards in the Carolinas, including speculation about who may lead the largest cooperative in South Carolina. Hot topic. So when Energy Consumers of the Carolinas saw…
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An Energizing Benchmark for Electric Vehicles

The U.S. will have its one-millionth electric vehicle (EV) purchased in this month.  The news of more EVs needs to be looked at in context of all vehicles out there, consumer choice and infrastructure. There were 272 million vehicles…
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A Balancing Act - Low Electric Rates Can Still Mean High Bills

Here’s an energy paradox: “Some states have low electricity prices but residents pay more to power their homes, and others have high prices and low consumer bills. But the occurrence of high prices paired with high bills is rare,”…
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Electric Safety - Flood Precautions in Hurricanes and Storms

Wind is an obvious safety issue in hurricanes. Another important aspect of storms is the immense water damage they can cause in rain and tides A number of resources discuss this important concern. ECC is not a safety expert, but here are…
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Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Three rules for the public when it comes to hurricanes: Safety, safety, safety. Other words – preparedness, attentiveness. First, context. We are hearing more comparisons about the potential of Florence and some big storms in the…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Friday

All this week before Labor Day Energy Consumers of the Carolinas has featured different people involved in the Carolinas' energy industry, and who work behind the scenes. So far we have featured a manufacturing production worker, entrepreneur,…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Thursday

It's Thursday and Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will introduce you to more good people who are working in and for the Carolinas in the energy industry. Each day this week we have featured several different people out there in the Carolinas,…
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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…