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Duke Energy rates in Upstate to rise starting next month

Post and Courier July 11, 2024 Duke Energy rates in Upstate to rise starting next month By Conor Hughes GREENVILLE — Duke Energy customers in the Upstate will pay more for electricity starting next month after the state approved the utility’s request for a rate bump. Starting Aug. 1, the average residential customer in the Upstate using […]

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Dominion Energy’s proposed rate hikes spark concerns about small business owners

WCBD-TV July 9, 2024 Dominion Energy’s proposed rate hikes spark concerns about small business owners by: Erin Morgan CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Dominion Energy is requesting new rate hikes for customers, and the company’s case is set to be heard by the South Carolina Public Service Commission next week. Dominion’s proposal would raise the average

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Duke Energy seeks settlement with South Carolina PSC over proposed rate hike

WLTX-TV May 20, 2024 Watch Video If approved by the PSC, the average customer would see a monthly increase of $20 starting in August, with an additional $11 increase in two years. Cassidy Bayer COLUMBIA, S.C. — Duke Energy is seeking a settlement agreement with the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding its electric

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Settlement Agreement reached in Duke Energy rate case

Press Release May 17, 2024 Public Service Commission must still approve Columbia, SC—A comprehensive Settlement Agreement was filed today with the SC Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding Duke Energy Carolinas’ electric rate case. Duke had requested a rate increase that would have raised its rates 17.4% for residential customers and 14.8% for small businesses. The

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Opinion: What is Duke Energy Carolinas asking its customers to pay for?

Greenville News May 5, 2024 By Frank Knapp Jr. Duke Energy Carolinas wants to raise your electric rates. In general, the utility’s lowest justifiable costs needed to provide consumers with dependable electricity are typically allowed by the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSC), the state agency that regulates Duke and Dominion Energy. So what costs is

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SC gas pipeline operator seeks big rate hike, costs that could flow into your power bills

Post and Courier May 2, 2024 By Tony Bartelme Carolina Gas Transmission is seeking a roughly 85 percent increase in rates to supply utilities and industries in South Carolina with natural gas. The requested hike potentially adds tens of millions of dollars in costs to transport natural gas here — costs that eventually flow into

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Editorial: If SC is running out of power, we shouldn’t be paying data centers to move here

Post and Courier April 23, 2024 BY THE EDITORIAL STAFF The proposal to eliminate South Carolina’s still-new consumer protections and greenlight a massive new natural gas plant near Canadys has generated counter calls by environmentalists and ratepayer advocates to target one of the state’s biggest emerging energy hogs: computer data centers. First former PSC Commissioner Tom

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SC Small Business Chamber calls for pause on new data centers that drive up energy demand

Press Release April 15, 2024 Below is a statement by Frank Knapp Jr., president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce regarding the SC Energy Security Act being considered by the SC Legislature.  Also below is other information related to the statement. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————- It is clear that South Carolina will need

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