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Regulation Should Achieve Goals

“Principle-based regulation,” or, regulate business based on goals for the public. “Smart regulation” is another label. It means to regulate with head and heart, not by bureaucratic mandates. Regulate with knowledge of what it…
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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…

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…
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A Balancing Act - Low Electric Rates Can Still Mean High Bills

Here’s an energy paradox: “Some states have low electricity prices but residents pay more to power their homes, and others have high prices and low consumer bills. But the occurrence of high prices paired with high bills is rare,”…
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South Carolina PSC - SCE&G Public Hearings: It's About the Approach

Public hearings about SCE&G rates related to the VC Summer will be held over the next few weeks. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas believes that real value can result from these hearings. Or, they can exacerbate problems. Depends on…

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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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…
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Our Electric Energy Freedoms

from Scott Carlberg, Energy Consumers of the Carolinas Our electric energy freedom is worth pondering this July 4th. In various measures, essentially 100% of Americans have access to electricity. Around the world there are 1.3 billion people…