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After Dorian - Electrical Safety After Floods

As we write this Hurricane Dorian is approaching the U.S. mainland. ECC ran a blog about a year ago about another aspect of preparedness - handling the immense water damage they can cause in rain and tides. A number of resources discuss…

A Carolina Energy Entrepreneur Makes Connections

Think of a circuit breaker in your home or business. Now think of a circuit breaker without the old mechanical switch. A digital circuit breaker. That is the most basic idea of what a Charlotte entrepreneur, Ryan Kennedy, is doing. The publication,…

Quick Take - The First Gulf Storm of the Summer 2019

Barry is the name of the first tropical or hurricane threat to the Southeast. “The hurricane center still expects Barry to strengthen and become a minimal hurricane before making landfall on Saturday in central Louisiana. And it is projected…
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Nuclear Power: “Price is what you pay, value is what you get"

A nuclear power headline this week deserves attention, and it is not about South Carolina’s nuclear debates. The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report that was extremely favorable about nuclear energy: “New public policies…
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It's Back - Pumpkin Spice Electricity!

Kidding, just something for this time of year. Halloween, you know. Tricks. Treats. Electricity provides a lot of treats – charging your phone, streaming your favorite programs, maybe even powering voice commands for grocery orders.…

Autumn Season Starts Heating Season - Ready?

The Carolinas moved from summer to autumn last week, so clicking on the heating system at home or in business is coming up fast. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas found a few hints about making sure your heating system is ready.* Note that…

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…

Utility Lineworkers are Role Models of Care

As citizens of the Carolinas shelter and wait for the worst of Hurricane Florence to pass, there are people who will be on the starting block, eager to get outside: Utility linemen and women. As a storm approaches utilities are already…
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Electric Safety - Flood Precautions in Hurricanes and Storms

Wind is an obvious safety issue in hurricanes. Another important aspect of storms is the immense water damage they can cause in rain and tides A number of resources discuss this important concern. ECC is not a safety expert, but here are…
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Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Three rules for the public when it comes to hurricanes: Safety, safety, safety. Other words – preparedness, attentiveness. First, context. We are hearing more comparisons about the potential of Florence and some big storms in the…