The Big Short and the Little Guy

November 2, 2018

On Thursday of this week, the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC), the state agency charged with setting rates and generally serving as a tribunal for utilities in South Carolina, held its first hearing on both the Dominion deal and future nuke rates. The PSC is considering whether Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based company, should be

Why we’re voting “Yes” on Amendment 1

October 22, 2018

On November 6, South Carolina voters will be asked to vote on one of the most important ballot initiatives they may have never heard of: whether or not to appoint or elect South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education. A “good government” reform that has been discussed since the days of Governor Carroll Campbell, Amendment 1 on

Palmetto Promise wins State Policy Network’s Bob Williams Award for Most Influential Research

October 11, 2018

Several weeks ago, our work on Santee Cooper was nominated for the Bob Williams Award for Most Influential Research, a prestigious award from the State Policy Network. The winner was announced a few hours ago, and we are thrilled to say, “We won!” The winner was selected by a combination of the voting results and judges’ valuation

Ratepayers furious at SCE&G: “an electric bill almost as much as your mortgage”

September 26, 2018

The mood in the room was tense but orderly as SCE&G ratepayers from around Columbia waited their turn to testify before the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC), the body legally charged with regulating South Carolina’s monopoly investor-owned utilities. Recurring calls for justice, accountability and energy competition emerged as seniors, business owners and activists testified

Santee Cooper execs appear before state commission

August 31, 2018

Last week, Santee Cooper finally got their day in court. Interim President & CEO James (Jim) Brogdon, Jr. along with General Counsel Mike Baxley, CFO Jeff Armfield and Senior Vice President for Corporate Services Pamela Williams appeared before the General Assembly’s Public Service Authority Evaluation & Recommendation Commission to update the legislature on the state of their agency and to be cross-examined by a panel that included the Governor himself.