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Energy Infrastructure Gets C- Grade - Part 2

A previous blog looked at the energy issues noted in the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report. Overall, the nation got a C-minus grade. ASCE noted the $338 billion energy upgrade cost to prepare the grid for the future.…

Energy Infrastructure Gets C- Grade - Part 1

America’s energy infrastructure needs help, says American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). That group releases an annual report card about the nation’s infrastructure. The report has big-time recommendations, and it also projects what…

Energy Savings Go Far Beyond Home

Our blogs have looked at ways that consumers can save energy in their homes or businesses. There’s something about energy, though. It is a complex thing, and not just under one consumer’s control. Time to expand our thinking. ECC…

Carolina Energy 2019: Behind the Scene Costs

A lot happens behind the scenes to get your electricity to you. All with costs. Here are some of those costs. This is part of our series ... What should Carolinians expect, ask for, or watch for in their energy world in 2019? Energy…

Carolina Energy 2019: Help Wanted

What should Carolinians expect, ask for, or watch for in their energy world in 2019? Energy Consumers of the Carolinas asked a handful of energy professionals. This column is about the people in the electric energy workforce, and it is…
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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…

Carolina Energy 2019: Measure It - Manage It

What should Carolinians expect, ask for, or watch for in their energy world in 2019? Energy Consumers of the Carolinas asked a handful of energy professionals. Our first column about 2019 in energy was about the way that buildings and…
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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 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…
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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…