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One Year Ago, BRRRR!

Think back about one year. Here was the headline: “Duke Energy wants you to conserve electricity during cold snap.” It was just more than a year ago that Duke set a single-day record for electric demand (January 5). We have not had…
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Debt, Sale of Santee Cooper Are Energy Priorities

The list of electric energy decisions in South Carolina is reduced by one. On January 2, 2019, the merger between SCANA and Dominion is done. Southeast Energy Group is the new name for the company that was South Carolina Electric and Gas. Next,…

Energy 2018: Government and Business - Each Has a Role

State government have a role in various industries such as electricity. Should a state government be in the business of energy? Let's look. Early in 2018 ECC noted that the electric industry is changing and consumer knowledge will support…
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SCANA / Dominion Merger Approved. What's Next? Debt

The South Carolina Public Service Commission approved the merger between SCANA and Dominion Energy December 14. That move, "All but guarantees that Dominion Energy will take over SCANA and electric and gas businesses in South Carolina, North…
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Carolina Energy 2019: In South Carolina – Time to Implement Decisions

Focus and timely decisions from regulators and policymakers are essential to successfully move into 2019.  Over the next few weeks, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will look ahead at 2019 in the energy business. We will cover a wide…
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Debt: There Are "No Shortcuts"

“Black Friday,” November 23, is coming up fast and shoppers will hit the stores with credit cards in hand. It is a day when a lot of household debt is created. So we will use that date to look at debt because the terminated nuclear project…
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SC Public Service Commission Starts SCE&G Hearings

When South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Comer Randall called to order the PSC today, November 1, he started a process expected to play out over much of this month. The topic is about the financing of the canceled VC Summer nuclear…
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A Date with Dominion

A lot is happening now, as the clock winds down the year and some major decisions loom regarding the fate of our South Carolina utilities. By December 21, the PSC is set to render its decision on the rates for SCANA, a decision which will…

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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PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn

Monday night I attended the Public Service Commission hearing in North Charleston on the proposed SCANA merger with Dominion. After the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle, I appreciate the regulatory scrutiny of the investor-owned utility. I…