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 Consumers of the Carolinas asked a handful of energy professionals. This column is Read more about Carolina Energy 2019: Behind the Scene Costs[…]

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 when violent weather happens. Usually lightning, high winds, and ice are the causes. What about outages other Read more about When Do Power Outages Happen?[…]

What’s Cook’n?

As we count our blessings and pour out gratitude this week over the Thanksgiving holiday, I give thanks for access to electrical power. I begin to wonder, how much energy will preparing one Thanksgiving dinner for eight people take? Let’s explore. Here’s the menu: Turkey and gravy, oyster dressing, golden mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, Read more about What’s Cook’n?[…]

These Veterans Give Us Energy – In Conclusion

In the past several blogs Energy Consumers of the Carolinas has introduced you to a few of the veterans who also work in the energy industry in the Carolinas. Veterans make up an important part of our energy industry, bringing a discipline, steadfastness, and skill sets that help keep the power on for us. ECC Read more about These Veterans Give Us Energy – In Conclusion[…]

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 hire a military recruiters,” said Rosa Schmidt, the Troops to Energy Jobs contact for the Center for Energy Workforce Development. Read more about Blog 3 – These Veterans Give Us Energy[…]

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 of the Carolinas to salute veterans in the energy industry in the Carolinas. In our first blog about Read more about Blog 2 – These Veterans Give Us Energy[…]

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 work. There are also opportunities for the state to show well in this process. Let’s be clear, though. The Read more about An Opportunity for Energy Decisions in South Carolina[…]

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 assessing risk. How much damage will be caused, how many crews will be needed, Read more about Utility Lineworkers are Role Models of Care[…]

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 a few resources that may be helpful, though. Remember to always listen to Read more about Electric Safety – Flood Precautions in Hurricanes and Storms[…]

Energy Labor Day Countdown – Friday

All this week before Labor Day Energy Consumers of the Carolinas has featured different people involved in the Carolinas’ energy industry, and who work behind the scenes. So far we have featured a manufacturing production worker, entrepreneur, welding support technician, county utility expert, plant equipment sales support rep, senior test engineer (wind energy), lineman (2), Read more about Energy Labor Day Countdown – Friday[…]