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Energy Consumers are Interested in What’s Behind the Meter

Behind the meter, or in front of the meter. Where are you in your home? Lots of people wonder based on the ECC blogs with the most traffic. Our descriptions of in front of, and behind the meter have been long-term hits. So let’s review this…

Renewables Unstoppable During Pandemic

“Less power is being used during the pandemic. Less power means less use of coal to make power. Coal is stacking up, unused and un-needed is some places. Coal has not been the fuel-of-choice for some time. Electric generation from coal has…

Santee Cooper Versus FP&L Emissions*

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” is the old phrase. This is not a picture, below, but speaks volumes; it paints a dramatic image. This graph shows, using each company’s own data, the emissions levels of Santee Cooper versus Florida…

Energy Consumer Weekend: New Nuclear Edition

A friend of mine from a medium-sized Illinois town was visiting Anchorage, Alaska. Walking a downtown sidewalk, he was enjoying his time away. Just down the street a car briefly beeped its horn. He turned, thinking, “I wonder who it is?” It…

Santee Cooper Customers, State Face Unnecessary Risks

Risk is served-up on a regular basis at South Carolina utility Santee Cooper. Management proved it again recently as it thumbed its corporate nose at policymakers. The concern: $100 million in new Santee Cooper debt. More precisely, Santee…

Are Christmas Stockings the Only Place You’ll Find Coal?

“Power down fossil fuels” in the electric industry is the message of a recent study from a Georgia Tech researcher. The finer point: Eliminating fossil fuels for power generation may be easier and closer than people think. (Fossil fuels…

Reliable Power Helps Fight the Pandemic

It is a red-letter week with the first of the COVID vaccines being administered. The electric utility industry helps that happen. Power reliability is a big part of fighting the pandemic. Why? Vaccines that have been produced have to be kept…

Carolina Energy Leaders Team-up for Hydrogen Research

Three Carolina energy leaders - Siemens Energy, Duke Energy, and Clemson University – will research the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy. The testbed will be Duke Energy’s combined…

NextEra Recognized for Environment, Social and Governance Performance

NextEra Energy received the Energy Transition Award from international financial research firm S&P Global Platts. “The utility company bested nine other finalists for the important environment, social and governance (ESG) title,” said…

Santee Cooper Reliability – All the Facts – Part 2

Yesterday’s blog - Santee Cooper Reliability – All the Facts – Part 1 – looked at the various measures utilities universally use to report their reliability. These are important numbers and reporting all the facts about the statistics…