The Big Short and the Little Guy

Energy
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

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

Energy
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

Energy
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.

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