Friday, March 22, 2013

NEW YORK: FCC Chairman Genachowski to step down | National Business News | The State

His tenure has seen continued adoption of broadband and ever higher Internet connection speeds, especially on the wireless side, but consumer groups saw the approval of Comcast's acquisition of NBC as a mistake, while AT&T Inc. suffered a severe blow when its acquisition of T-Mobile USA was blocked.

Read more here:

Mysterious charge has many SCE&G customers crying foul - - Columbia, South Carolina |

Essentially, it increases or decreases the price you're paying per kilowatt hour, based on a 15- year average of temperatures.  It's not just the weather. Other factors go in.  SCE&G breaks it down into 19 different WNA categories, based on your billing rate, house type, and the usage response to weather conditions.  Then they factor in the month, the billing cycle, and heating degree days and cooling degree days. 

"They may dispute this," said C. Dukes Scott with the Office of Regulatory Staff. "But I don't think there's but one person over there that understands it fully and that's the man who designed it."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

BMW Manufacturing Wins Duke Energy Power Partner Award - BMW Power

The Award comes as no surprise since almost 50% of the energy used by BMW Manufacturing at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, comes from methane gas generated at a landfill located near the plant. This way, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 92,000 tons per year.

COLUMBIA, SC: City of Columbia water, sewer rates to change | Local News | The State


— Columbia’s water and sewer rates will get a major overhaul this spring, with most residential customers getting about a $2 per month increase on their $46 current average monthly bills, and some big water users getting a decrease.

Read more here:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Duke Energy seeks 15.1% rate hike in SC - Charlotte Business Journal

John Downey
Residential customers would see the largest increase. Their rates will go up 16.3 percent. That will raise the average monthly bill for a typical customer to $118.28 per month. The current average monthly bill is $100.45, Duke says.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Columbia Regional Business Report | Columbia, SC

A J.D. Power and Associates’ survey of business customers ranked South Carolina Electric & Gas tops in the South and the nation among natural gas utilities in customer satisfaction.
SCE&G, principal subsidiary of Cayce-based SCANA Corp., posted a score of 725 on a 1,000-point scale. The national average was 657, down 17 points from 2012.

US power grid costs rise, but service slips

An Associated Press analysis of utility spending and reliability nationwide found that electric customers are spending 43 percent more than they did in 2002 to build and maintain local electric infrastructure. Since then, power outages have remained infrequent; but when the lights do go out, it now takes longer to get them back on.

Blog Archive