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IMO – Customers and Our Electric Future

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. Our third IMO column is from Elizabeth Colbert-Busch,…
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Keep a Carbon-free Energy Advantage

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more," said scientist Jonas Salk. Through the energy industry the public can extend an energy source that has provided us a big reward. The opportunity is with nuclear energy and re-licensing…
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Energy Facts: Energy Profile of North and South Carolina

The U.S. Energy Information Agency has an easy way to find out the energy profiles of the Carolinas. Interesting to see it laid out for a fast reference. Note, though, that while these figures were released in August, 2017, they reflect 2015…
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IMO: Customers and Our Electric Future - David Doctor

An occasional feature on Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will be an "In My Opinion" (IMO) column. We will pose a set of customer-oriented questions to various people involved in the electric energy discipline. Our first IMO column is from…
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Energy - Playing the Long Game

Play to win, don't play not to lose. Big difference. I first heard that phrase from a terrific book called, SWAY: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior. It was one of the early books about the psychology of choice - why people make…
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A Mission to Serve Customers

Customers. Remember that word. As South Carolina news headlines echo about electric projects and who used to be, or is now in charge, what was getting built, but now is not, the customers are still out there tapping  and paying for a necessary…
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Just Facts: How is electricity used in U.S. homes?

The electric industry is changing for the consumer. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas is exploring various ways this is happening. Here's one aspect of electric consumption. Wonder what uses up the most household electricity? Knowing home…
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Who Moved My Electric Usage

A 20 year-old classic book about change is Who Moved My Cheese. The author says most people fear change, but living in a rapidly changing world, attitude and knowledge can alleviate fear and help people gain more control. The electric industry…
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Energy Consumers Have an Evolving Voice

The National Academy of Engineering called U.S. electrification the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th Century. Such success is a tough act to follow, though I think the next act has begun and will be terrific. But it will be different,…