Friday, January 10, 2014

Duke set to profit again off Crystal River nuclear plant fiasco | Tampa Bay Times

The latest: Duke gets to pocket roughly 7 percent of the $100 million its customers will pay to stabilize the reactor's broken concrete containment building.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC: Boil water advisory issued in Columbia Thursday | Crime | The State

akflanagan@thestate.comJanuary 9, 2014

— The City of Columbia Water Works has issued a boil water advisory for customers of Lorick Avenue from Colonial Drive to Water Street in Richland County.

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SC regulators: Power producer can’t challenge Duke Energy plant - Charlotte Business Journal

 Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal
The S.C. Public Service Commission shut the door Tuesday on an independent power producer’s effort to use a regulatory hearing to challenge Duke Energy Carolinas’ decision to build a 750-megawatt natural gas plant rather than contract to buy power for resale.

SCE&G Electric Customers Set New Record For Power Usage - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

 By Randy Key, WJBF Web Content Producer - email
Record cold temperatures across the state Tuesday led SCE&G electric customers to set a new record for power usage in a single day, consuming 101,118 megawatt hours of electricity over the 24-hour period. The previous high mark of 98,785 megawatt hours was set August 10, 2007.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC: Frozen equipment, record demand led to unprecedented rolling blackouts in Midlands | Local News | The State

jholleman@thestate.comJanuary 7, 2014 
frozen-equipment-record-demand.html#storylink=cpyThe rolling blackouts, the first ever for SCE&G, left several schools, two hospitals and up to 51,000 customers without power, according to Keller Kissam, president for retail operations.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SCE&G suspends rolling blackouts - - Columbia, South Carolina |

 By Jason Old - email
In order to protect the stability of the electric system and to continue to meet customers' needs, SCE&G earlier implemented rolling blackouts throughout its service territory. Those blackouts have been suspended and the focus is now on power restoration for remaining outages.

COLUMBIA, SC: Rolling blackouts planned for SCE&G customers Tuesday | Local News | The State

akflanagan@thestate.comJanuary 7, 2014 

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— SCE&G has scheduled rolling blackouts throughout its service territory due to extremely high demand on its electric system.
According to SCANA Spokeswoman Emily Barrett Brady, SCE&G’s electric system has lost part of its generating capacity due to weather driven mechanical issues at several of its power plants. The rolling blackouts will protect the stability of the electric system.
Brady said customers should turn off and unplug non-essential appliances in order to conserve as much energy as possible.
SCE&G can’t give specific times or which customers will be affected by the outages, however, Brady did say the outages should last approximately 15 minutes.

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SC regulators to decide on allowing challenge to Duke Energy plant - Charlotte Business Journal

 Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Carolinas wants S.C. regulators to reject again an effort by an Chicago-based independent power producer to participate in hearings on its proposed natural gas plant.
Duke calls Invenergy Thermal Development a “disgruntled bidder” who wants to turn the hearings into an inquiry into why Invenergy did not win a contract to sell electricity to Duke from a S.C. plant it proposed to build.

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