I Took a Quiz and Cried

Energy
August 7, 2018

This article was originally published by Energy Consumer of the Carolinas on August 7, 2018. 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

No time for Santee Cooper to be making loans

Energy
July 19, 2018

This article was originally published by the Post and Courier on July 19, 2018. I’ve spent my career buying, revitalizing, developing and sometimes selling businesses. For better or worse, the numbers always tell the true story. If I’m not committed to fiscal responsibility and smart financial management, my company fails — and the last thing

Remember the other nuclear partner? Time to get to work on Santee Cooper

Energy
July 12, 2018

This article was originally published by the The State on July 12, 2018. Palmetto Promise Institute has led the call for a Santee Cooper study committee to begin a thoughtful and deliberate process to determine the future of our state-owned utility, so we applaud the General Assembly for taking definitive action to jump start this

Santee Cooper customers are vulnerable too

Energy
July 1, 2018

This article was originally published by the Post and Courier on July 1, 2018. Much of the public debate about how to resolve the debacle surrounding the abandonment of two incomplete nuclear reactors in Fairfield County has centered on SCANA and the thousands of South Carolina residents who get their electricity from its subsidiary, SCE&G.

Even if you rely on Duke Energy for power, Santee-Cooper’s fate will affect you

Energy
May 27, 2018

This article was originally published by the Greenville News on May 27, 2018. A recent economic analysis released by Palmetto Promise Institute revealed that future utility bills from Santee Cooper – South Carolina’s state-owned utility – must increase anywhere from $166.99 to upwards of $751.03 a year per residential customer for the next 38 years. This

NextEra — utility eyeing Santee Cooper — still ‘on the hunt’ after buying Florida power company

Energy
May 21, 2018

This article was originally published by The Post and Courier on May 21, 2018. The acquisition-hungry utility giant NextEra Energy, which has been eyeing Santee Cooper for months, says it’s still “on the hunt” for a power company after buying one in Florida. NextEra said Monday that it has agreed to purchase Gulf Power, an electric company on