The myths about selling Santee Cooper

Energy
January 16, 2019

This article was originally published in The State and was written by PPI’s Dr. Oran Smith. State-owned utility Santee Cooper has a long, rich history. It was Santee Cooper that literally sent light into darkness, bringing power to our rural communities at a time when no other utility would take the risk. Unfortunately, the more

Did you miss the big tax and energy news?

Energy
January 4, 2019

During those mad, mad days at the end of December, known as the Christmas holiday news hole, a number of bombshells dropped. Here are two that you will want to know about. Progress on the sale of Santee Cooper. Avery Wilks of The State reports that on the day before the state Public Service Commission

Winners and losers in the SCANA-Dominion deal

Energy
December 13, 2018

Palmetto Promise has spoken out strongly on what should happen to Santee Cooper, the state-owned partner in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. We correctly predicted future rates and provided a hard figure on what Santee Cooper customers will be paying per day over the 38 years it will take to pay off the nearly $15 billion in principal and interest owed.

Palmetto Promise Weighs In On Dominion-SCANA Deal

Energy
December 13, 2018

After initially indicating it was staying out of the debate, the Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) – a South Carolina think tank founded by former U.S. senator Jim DeMint – signaled its opposition on Thursday to a proposed $15 billion merger between Virginia-based Dominion Energy and crony capitalist utility SCANA. The group’s statement – submitted less than 48 hours before state regulators are scheduled