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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…
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Blog 2 - These Veterans Give Us Energy

Companies in the energy industry and veterans do well together. ECC has noted that each workplace – energy and military – share traits required for success. A discipline, focus. This is the second of five blogs from Energy Consumers…
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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…

What is Energy Poverty?

Energy poverty is a phrase that is fairly new, getting traction let’s say in the last five years or so. It is being more finely defined as it gets debated. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will take several looks at the topic in the next…

Autumn Season Starts Heating Season - Ready?

The Carolinas moved from summer to autumn last week, so clicking on the heating system at home or in business is coming up fast. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas found a few hints about making sure your heating system is ready.* Note that…

The ECC Family - Finding an Energy Balance

Balance. It is essential for consumers to feel satisfied, have a sense of equilibrium, or believe that all is right with that part of the world they can manage. It is with that idea that we  introduce our Energy Consumers of the Carolinas…
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A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

Has your joy reading this summer included the South Carolina debt report? No, I did not think so. It is probably not much more complicated than 5th grade math, and yet it is difficult for me to grasp. Want to have a look for yourself? Here…
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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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Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC

Twenty years ago Mike Henn started his auto repair shop in Waxhaw, NC. He has established a long list of loyal customers and he has adapted along with the auto industry. We wanted to learn how Mike looks at his business and how he manages…