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Industries Should Have a Say in NC’s Clean Energy Plan

North Carolina says it wants input on a Clean Energy Plan. Whether significant public input is in the plan depends on people making their voices heard, really heard, not assuming they are heard. A plan will be advanced. Will it have your input or not, especially if you are a business owner? A roundtable session Read more about Industries Should Have a Say in NC’s Clean Energy Plan[…]

Santee Cooper Sale: Take Action, Or…

The government of South Carolina can lift the $9 billion debt anvil off Santee Cooper customers and the citizens. And now it may be taking action. On March 20 Senator Harvey Peeler filed a bill to allow the Governor to sell Santee Cooper. As this blog posts the bill is being considered in the Finance Read more about Santee Cooper Sale: Take Action, Or…[…]

Will Nuclear Costs Be a Family Budget Buster?

Paying for essential energy needs should not be a family’s budget buster. Lots of family needs compete for the same dollars – education, replacing a car, work clothes, groceries, trying to save for retirement. Budgets are top of mind. The General Assembly of South Carolina makes decisions soon about the sale of Santee Cooper. That Read more about Will Nuclear Costs Be a Family Budget Buster?[…]

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[…]

Coops: Lines of Communication, Not Just Power Lines

There have been headlines about the leadership of electric cooperative boards in the Carolinas, including speculation about who may lead the largest cooperative in South Carolina. Hot topic. So when Energy Consumers of the Carolinas saw a column about board leadership written by the National Rural Electric Cooperatives (NRECA), we thought it is worth pointing Read more about Coops: Lines of Communication, Not Just Power Lines[…]

It is Public Power Week October 7 – 13

All electricity is local, ultimately. All comes back to the customer and the hook-up to a home, school, or business. This week, October 7 to 13, is a time when local electric organizations are recognized in Public Power Week. The Carolinas have  strong base of public power, organizations electric utility organizations that are  community-owned and not-for-profit. Read more about It is Public Power Week October 7 – 13[…]

Electrical Safety After the Storm

(NOTE: October 10, 2018 – Two tropical storms or hurricanes in one month foe the Carolinas. Florence and Michael. Carolinians have to be ready for storms all the time during hurricane season.) Hurricane Florence leaves the Carolinas with immense damage. What “after the storm” tips about electricity and flooding do experts have?* We take a Read more about Electrical Safety After the Storm[…]

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 industry business model changes, a challenge lies in the simplicity of electric rates for consumers and Read more about Simplicity: Important for Electric Rates and Consumers[…]

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 without access to electricity. That lack of power cascades into issues of health, safety and economic vitality. We Read more about Our Electric Energy Freedoms[…]