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Join In: The Carolinas’ Energy Workforce

Want a satisfying career? Want to also help the Carolinas? Think about energy. Really. While Carolina energy headlines have largely been about reactors or pipelines, here is a different look at our energy system: Its workers. Specifically,…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 2) "Energy Mindset"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Watch for Part 3.  Read Part 1! What…
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Small Business Power: On a Mission (Part 1) "Small Business - Big Issues"

Note:  We're adding a new feature to our site - a focus on energy and small business we're calling "Small Business Power."  We're kicking it off with this three-part series of blog posts, "On a Mission."  Watch for parts 2 and 3! It…
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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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Watching the World Cup?

Nearly 30 Million people watched the World Cup semifinals last week and a reported 1 Billion watched the FIFA 2014 final. Will you tune in tomorrow? I have to admit I joined my sons on the edge of my seat till the last second of England’s…
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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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“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…