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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…

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…

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…

Dancing with Disclosure

Last week the post and Courier ran this story: During Nuclear Audit Santee Cooper Executives Faced a Question: Disclose or Not I couldn’t wait to dive in and learn more about the meeting, the audit they had requested, and the conversation…

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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The Marlboro Man Has Flown the Co-Op

This week Marlboro Electric Cooperative announced that they are leaving the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC) which is the trade association established to represent the interests of all 20 statewide cooperatives. Marlboro Electric…
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SC's Electric Future: A Season of Discussion Begins

Citizens have a chance for a lot of listening and questions over the next few months. Good. Dialogue is positive. It lends transparency to reconciling the energy management / debt / future issues in South Carolina. Let’s aim for constructive…

Food for Thought

I recently wrote about direct Santee Cooper clients and the potential that they might EACH pay on average $1,292 annually for 36 years (over $49,000 in total) in order to cover the Santee Cooper portion of the debt incurred from the failed…
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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…