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U of SC Gets Research Recognition

Nice work, University of South Carolina! The university was recognized “among the top 100 universities in the world based on the number of U.S. utility patents that faculty members received in 2019.” (Source) In this case the word “utility”…

Energy Consumer Weekend - July 17

Pandemic power is not about the tenacity of COVID but how utilities and consumers will interact because of the virus. Changes could be a while. A 1918 pandemic survivor was asked when people felt comfy going to the store and movies again. He…

Quick Take - What Is a Microgrid?

The electric grid has been called the greatest invention of the 20th Century. The big electric grid, that web of power generation, transmission and distribution. Micro-grids may be a big feature of the 21st Century. They are really just like…

Remembering Those Who Gave Everything

We mark Memorial Day and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The tradition started in various places following the Civil War. After World War I the day began to honor those who have died in all American wars.…
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Labor Day Salute to Carolina Energy Educators and Researchers

For this Labor Day we have looked at people who are part of the power industry and keep the electricity running in the Carolinas. There are people who are not part of an energy utility or manufacturer, but still work hard to help keep our…

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…
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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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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…
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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,…
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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…