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Carolina Energy 2019 - A Blueprint for States and Consumers

As ECC was researching its look at 2019 in energy we found two recent reports that provide good high-level strategies for electric energy. While the reports are not specifically focused on the Carolinas or the Southeast, the topics in the…
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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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These Veterans Give Us Energy - An Introduction

Veterans and electric utilities have long partnership. Each workplace – energy and military – share traits required for success. They are a good match. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas salutes the veterans who work in the energy industry…
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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.…

Electrical Safety After the Storm

(NOTE: October 10, 2018 - Two tropical storms or hurricanes in one month foe the Carolinas. Florence and Michael. Carolinians have to be ready for storms all the time during hurricane season.) Hurricane Florence leaves the Carolinas…

Utility Lineworkers are Role Models of Care

As citizens of the Carolinas shelter and wait for the worst of Hurricane Florence to pass, there are people who will be on the starting block, eager to get outside: Utility linemen and women. As a storm approaches utilities are already…
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Electric Safety - Flood Precautions in Hurricanes and Storms

Wind is an obvious safety issue in hurricanes. Another important aspect of storms is the immense water damage they can cause in rain and tides A number of resources discuss this important concern. ECC is not a safety expert, but here are…

How is Power Restored After a Storm?

With all the storms cooking in the Atlantic right now, this is a good time for consumers to know how electricity is restored after a storm. Knowing that helps Carolina customers prepare better “just in case.” A terrific brief explanation…
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The Marlboro Man Has Flown the Co-Op

This week Marlboro Electric Cooperative announced that they are leaving the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC) which is the trade association established to represent the interests of all 20 statewide cooperatives. Marlboro Electric…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Wednesday

We told you on Monday, get ready to be amazed in this week ahead of Labor Day. Each day this week we introduce you to people who are working in and for the Carolinas in the energy industry. Duke Energy: Bralion Hyatt, Distribution Line…