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Electricity Infrastructure Matters

From Bea Wray in South Carolina I used to travel quickly over the Wando Bridge to get kids to school or go to the grocery store. That changed recently. The 526 Wando Bridge was shut down for about a week to west-bound traffic as emergency…
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Our Energy System is a Portfolio of Resources

The viability of wind energy was part of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on May 19. (subscription required on the link)  That topic can get energy folks talking. It is a useful op-ed to read no matter where you live, not just New York,…
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A Hot One ... Ready for Summer?

Ready for summer? Or maybe the better question is whether your AC system and wallet are ready. Some people say we are in for a blast. "South Carolina summer expected to be even hotter than normal," said a Charleston Post and Courier story. …

One South Carolinian's View of Energy

Energy is about people. It's the foundation of Energy Consumers of the Carolinas. Bea Wray, a South Carolina entrepreneur, parent, and big believer in the power of communities, is one of the people you will see a lot on our website from now…
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Ready for the Energy Ride

I have never ridden a bucking bronco, but I think I may get an idea of what it is like. Even having been a tech entrepreneur and a mom, getting to know the new wild-west of the energy world looks like a challenge. You'll be seeing my byline…
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Do You Sit In Front of the Meter Or Behind It?

A concept familiar to electric industry people is what is in front of the meter and what is behind the  meter. As the electric consumer becomes a more active participant in electricity managing and buying, it is worth having a basic definition…
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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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The Electric Power Future of SC - A Viewpoint Has Been Outlined

In mid-March a document was posted from a South Carolina think-tank that states its view about an important state-level debate. The document is Santee Cooper’s Uncertain Future: A Historical, Policy and Financial Analysis of the South Carolina…
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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…