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How is Power Restored After a Storm?

With all the storms cooking in the Atlantic right now, this is a good time for consumers to know how electricity is restored after a storm. Knowing that helps Carolina customers prepare better “just in case.” A terrific brief explanation…
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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,…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Thursday

It's Thursday and Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will introduce you to more good people who are working in and for the Carolinas in the energy industry. Each day this week we have featured several different people out there in the Carolinas,…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Monday

Get ready to be amazed in this week ahead of Labor Day 2018. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas (ECC) is going to introduce you to people who are working in and for the energy industry in North and South Carolina. You'll be happily surprised…
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Be "Power Prepared" for Peak Hurricane Season

September 10 is a big date in hurricane season. It is coming up. More on that in a bit. Hurricane season is ramping up if the past holds true. “The peak months for hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific are August through…
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Power On - Rock On: A Peak Demand Analogy

When is electricity like a rock concert? Costs go up when there is a big demand for tickets (or electricity). Both industries respond to peak demand from customers by using more resources. Let’s say a musician plays a small club…
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Chasing Raindrops: An Energy Story

Is everyone dried out from the heavy storms last week in the Carolinas? While you may have been hunkered down during the storms, power companies with hydro-electric plants were hard at work during and after those storms. They have to be…
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Join In: The Carolinas’ Energy Workforce

Want a satisfying career? Want to also help the Carolinas? Think about energy. Really. While Carolina energy headlines have largely been about reactors or pipelines, here is a different look at our energy system: Its workers. Specifically,…
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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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“Act With Dispatch” – Energy Systems Do It

Electricity travels at a certain speed, but not all power generation sources can be ready to make electricity at the same speed. “Dispatch” is the term in the electric utility business that refers to the time it takes to make power to…