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With the First Winter Blast to the Carolinas, Thank a Utility Lineworker

With the first big storm of the 2018-19 winter now having hit, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas decided to revisit a blog that got a lot of attention following the hurricanes that hit the Carolinas. It is about the line workers who put…
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When Do Power Outages Happen?

When do outages happen? Answer: All the time, but for various reasons. Over the past several months, Carolinians have heard a lot about power outages because of hurricanes. That’s because there can be a significant number of outages…

Before You Cook For Thanksgiving...

As Thanksgiving approaches, here's some energy information that may help you. Running the self-cleaning on an oven is pretty low-cost, until it isn’t. Here’s what we mean. If you are paying about 13-cents a kilowatt for electricity, which…
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SC Legislature Starts Critical Process About Santee Cooper

The South Carolina legislature on Tuesday tackled a thorny issue:  How to handle the sale of Santee Cooper. Consumers concerned about the mammoth debt from the terminated V.C. Summer nuclear plant should keep their eyes on the key criteria…

Wintertime is a (Natural) Gas

With the first real cold snap in the Carolinas  behind us, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas is revisiting an energy source big during the heating season: Natural gas. We are doing this because a recent report said that natural gas in storage…
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Nuclear Power: “Price is what you pay, value is what you get"

A nuclear power headline this week deserves attention, and it is not about South Carolina’s nuclear debates. The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report that was extremely favorable about nuclear energy: “New public policies…
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Blog 3 - These Veterans Give Us Energy

This is the third installment of ECC's salute to veterans who serve the Carolinas in the energy workforce. Veterans are highly desired in energy. "Many of the electric companies and contractors are involved in military recruiting. Some even…

An Opportunity for Energy Decisions in South Carolina

People are watching as leaders in South Carolina make important decisions about electricity, both inside and outside the state. The decisions SC leaders make will determine how the state navigates several energy challenges, and is tough…
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It's Back - Pumpkin Spice Electricity!

Kidding, just something for this time of year. Halloween, you know. Tricks. Treats. Electricity provides a lot of treats – charging your phone, streaming your favorite programs, maybe even powering voice commands for grocery orders.…
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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…