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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Tuesday

Yesterday we introduced you to three people who make the electric industry in the Carolinas special: A manufacturing worker, an energy researcher, and an entrepreneur/inventor. Today, three more people who put their spin on the energy industry.…
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Energy Labor Day Countdown - Monday

Get ready to be amazed in this week ahead of Labor Day 2018. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas (ECC) is going to introduce you to people who are working in and for the energy industry in North and South Carolina. You'll be happily surprised…
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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…
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I Took a Quiz and Cried

I recently took the “Can You Ace the Santee Cooper Quiz?”  Will you please take it too? I cried. No, I was not worried about my personal performance or grade. And although the sound was the same, I was not reminded of the time in…
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Join In: The Carolinas’ Energy Workforce

Want a satisfying career? Want to also help the Carolinas? Think about energy. Really. While Carolina energy headlines have largely been about reactors or pipelines, here is a different look at our energy system: Its workers. Specifically,…
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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…
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Transparency is the New Objectivity

“Transparency is the new objectivity.” That comment from a national business reporter at a conference I recently attended. The takeaway: Transparency builds organizational trust. It improves understanding. Transparency in the present…
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Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC

Twenty years ago Mike Henn started his auto repair shop in Waxhaw, NC. He has established a long list of loyal customers and he has adapted along with the auto industry. We wanted to learn how Mike looks at his business and how he manages…
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“Act With Dispatch” – Energy Systems Do It

Electricity travels at a certain speed, but not all power generation sources can be ready to make electricity at the same speed. “Dispatch” is the term in the electric utility business that refers to the time it takes to make power to…