Debt, Sale of Santee Cooper Are Energy Priorities

The list of electric energy decisions in South Carolina is reduced by one. On January 2, 2019, the merger between SCANA and Dominion is done. Southeast Energy Group is the new name for the company that was South Carolina Electric and Gas. Next, the possible sale of Santee Cooper and how the wallets of customers Read more about Debt, Sale of Santee Cooper Are Energy Priorities[…]

Energy 2018: Government and Business – Each Has a Role

State government have a role in various industries such as electricity. Should a state government be in the business of energy? Let’s look. Early in 2018 ECC noted that the electric industry is changing and consumer knowledge will support the evolution of the electric industry in the Carolinas. As we end 2018 let’s reflect on Read more about Energy 2018: Government and Business – Each Has a Role[…]

SCANA / Dominion Merger Approved. What’s Next? Debt

The South Carolina Public Service Commission approved the merger between SCANA and Dominion Energy December 14. That move, “All but guarantees that Dominion Energy will take over SCANA and electric and gas businesses in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia,” said financial publication Market Screener after the decision. Nuclear debt is not decided in the PSC decision, though. It is one step Read more about SCANA / Dominion Merger Approved. What’s Next? Debt[…]

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 range of topics – technology, business trends, energy supply, workforce… We start with the most obvious issues Read more about Carolina Energy 2019: In South Carolina – Time to Implement Decisions[…]

Blog 4 – These Veterans Give Us Energy

ECC has published several blogs about veterans now in the energy industry in the Carolinas. In this blog we take a deeper dive into the military history and work of one person who helps keep the power on for us. Honor, courage, and commitment. These are the core values of the U.S. Navy, and they Read more about Blog 4 – These Veterans Give Us Energy[…]

A Date with Dominion

A lot is happening now, as the clock winds down the year and some major decisions loom regarding the fate of our South Carolina utilities. By December 21, the PSC is set to render its decision on the rates for SCANA, a decision which will have an impact on the proposed Dominion-SCANA merger. PSC will Read more about A Date with Dominion[…]

PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn

Monday night I attended the Public Service Commission hearing in North Charleston on the proposed SCANA merger with Dominion. After the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle, I appreciate the regulatory scrutiny of the investor-owned utility. I also wonder about Santee Cooper, the state-owned partner of the energy project, which is not regulated by the PSC. My Read more about PSC Hearing: Listen and Learn[…]

Dominion Energy Meet and Greet

I was looking forward to attending the Dominion Energy, Inc. (D.N.) “Meet And Greet” last week. However, due to Hurricane Florence, the planned event was cancelled and is now scheduled Oct 11th in North Charleston at Trident Technical College. Dominion has scheduled such meeting throughout the state from Florence to Beaufort, etc. and they have Read more about Dominion Energy Meet and Greet[…]

Marriage Blessings for SCANA and Dominion Energy?

Yesterday’s story, Scana Dominion Energy Merger Clears Another Hurdle, is about the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approving the indirect transfer of the operating license for V.C. Summer Unit 1 and of the combined licenses for V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 from SCANA’s subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas, to Dominion Energy. I saw terminology like Read more about Marriage Blessings for SCANA and Dominion Energy?[…]