Saturday, June 26, 2010

Platts: RSS Feed Detailed News

Platts: RSS Feed Detailed News:
"The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should ensure that new rules
for transmission planning and cost allocation provide that end-use customers
directly benefit from lines they are charged for, a coalition of 14 utilities
said Friday.

The Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy is responding to a notice of
proposed rulemaking issued by FERC June 17. The NOPR is intended to establish
principals of cost allocation for intraregional and interregional transmission

Coalition members include Alliant Energy, Ameren, Consolidated Edison, CMS Energy, Con Edison, DTE Energy, Indianapolis Power & Light, Northeast Utilities, PPL, Progress Energy, SCANA, Public Service Enterprise Group, Southern Company, and United Illuminating.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Marjorie Amos-Frazier, Former PSC Commissioner, Died Today at 84

Charleston Post and Courier, June 25, 2010.
Breaking down barriers is not for the fainthearted. Marjorie Amos-Frazier spent her life breaking down barriers with courage, confidence and compassion.
In 1974, she beat seven other candidates to be elected to Charleston County Council -- the first woman to do so.
But six years later she went even further. She was elected by the S.C. General Assembly to serve on the state Public Service Commission as the agency's first female, first black and first non-legislator.
Her public service ranged widely, including the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the state Commission for Farm Workers.
But her mission was consistent: to work on behalf of those in need. She has been described as "a one-person social service agency with a sweet demeanor and a will of steel." Born in 1926 in Manning, Mrs. Amos-Frazier moved to Charleston, where she reared five children on her own after she and her husband divorced. She worked at the American Tobacco Company's plant here and served as a shop steward, negotiating contracts and soliciting memberships to the union.
She was active in the Democratic Party on the state and national level. As an officer in the NAACP, she worked to desegregate restaurants, theaters and other public places. She also encouraged black people to register and vote.
She helped the county and the Medical University of South Carolina negotiate over indigent health care. And she was instrumental in establishing a senior citizens center in Charleston County.
She received numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate from Allen University. A portion of I-26 is named for her.
Marjorie Amos-Frazier, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, will be remembered for breaking down barriers and leaving worthy accomplishments in their place.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sanford signs new state water regulation act - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |

Sanford signs new state water regulation act - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |: "The act allows officials a better picture of how much water is being used in the state. It establishes a permit system for those who withdraw more than 3 million gallons of water a month from rivers or lakes.

It also requires new water users to have a plan so they can stop withdrawing water if stream or lake levels get too low."

PSC Elects Howard Chairman and Wright as Vice Chairman

On June 23, 2010, Commissioner John E. "Butch" Howard was elected as the new Chairman and Commissioner David Wright was elected as the new Vice Chairman of the Commission.  They will take the oath of office at 3:30 p.m. on July 14, 2010.

Commissioner Hall Takes Office

Commissioner Hall Takes Office

Nikiya 'Nikki' Hall of Columbia was sworn in as the 6th Congressional District representative to the Commission. Secretary of State Mark Hammond performed the ceremony June 16, 2010.

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