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Bury Our Electric Lines? Easy Question, Complicated Answer

“Why can’t we just bury the wires?” When it comes to our electric system it is a simple question with no simple answer. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas looks at some of the issues about undergrounding electric lines. This is a question that comes up following big storms – ice, hurricane, thunderstorms. First some background, explained Read more about Bury Our Electric Lines? Easy Question, Complicated Answer[…]

Carolina Energy 2019: In South Carolina – Time to Implement Decisions

Focus and timely decisions from regulators and policymakers are essential to successfully move into 2019.  Over the next few weeks, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will look ahead at 2019 in the energy business. We will cover a wide range of topics – technology, business trends, energy supply, workforce… We start with the most obvious issues Read more about Carolina Energy 2019: In South Carolina – Time to Implement Decisions[…]

PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn

Monday night I attended the Public Service Commission hearing in North Charleston on the proposed SCANA merger with Dominion. After the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle, I appreciate the regulatory scrutiny of the investor-owned utility. I also wonder about Santee Cooper, the state-owned partner of the energy project, which is not regulated by the PSC. My Read more about PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn[…]