Advocacy organization supports Dominion Energy plan for EV charging stations

Live 5 News March 8, 2023 With a big demand in the state, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber says it’s critical to increase the number of electric vehicles, to reduce transportation costs and promote a healthier environment.(Live 5) By Emilie Zuhowski CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – After Dominion Energy’s proposed financing plan for commercial customers …

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Dominion offers model for accelerating EV charging stations

  Press Release March 8, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 Protects Dominion customer rates and competition SC Small Business Chamber supports settlement Columbia, SC—The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has submitted a letter to the SC Public Service Commission supporting a settlement in Dominion Energy South Carolina’s (DESC) proposed on-bill financing plan for …

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Chamber notches 9th successful opposition to utility rate hikes

Press Release February 13, 29203 Duke Energy Progress request cut by 41% Columbia, SC—The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has successfully intervened in a proposed electric rate increase by Duke Energy Progress (DEP) that would have yielded the company over $89 million in new revenue.  The SC Public Service Commission has approved …

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Comprehensive settlement in Duke Energy Progress. Small business rate hike dramatically cut

Press Statement For Immediate Release January 13, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Below is a statement of Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC).  The SCSBCC intervened in the SC Public Service Commission’s (PSC) hearing on Duke Energy Progress’s rate hike proposal that would have seen …

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Comprehensive settlement in Duke Energy Progress rate case to be presented next Tuesday

Press Statement For Immediate Release January 9, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Below is a statement of Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC).  The rate hearing for Duke Energy Progress’s request for increasing rates began today, January 9th, at the SC Public Service Commission (PSC).  …

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Why SC might reject Duke Energy utility merger combination if it impacts ratepayers there

Charlotte Business Journal November 11, 2022 By John Downey North Carolina is behind the push to merge Duke Energy Corp.’s Carolinas utilities. But South Carolina regulators would have to approve the merger also, and that state will likely present the most obstacles. Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress each operate their electricity distribution and …

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Health insurance, electric rate hikes and Santee Cooper covered in WRNN interview

November 10, 2022 Dave Priest and Joe Catenacci interviewed SC Small Business Chamber president/CEO Frank Knapp on WRNN’s (Myrtle Beach) “The Hot Talk Morning Show”. Three important issues were discussed: –The federal Health Insurance Marketplace for small business owners and employees to get affordable, quality health plans. –Duke Energy Progress’s electric rate hike proposal of …

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Record energy company profits during inflationary period deserve scrutiny as high gas prices harm small business profitability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Janel Knight Trulear janel@emccommunications.com (617) 875-6581 Small Business Group: Record energy company profits during inflationary period deserve scrutiny as high gas prices harm small business profitability Statement by Small Business for America’s Future Senior Advisor Rhett Buttle on possibility that President Biden may advocate for ‘windfall tax’ on energy companies …

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Let the SC Public Service Commission Hear Your Voice on Proposed Electric Rate Hike

October 15, 2022 Duke Energy Progress wants to raise electric rates 12.1% for small businesses (14.7% for residential) There will be evening hearings in Bishopville, Sumter, and Florence in December to let consumers tell the S.C. Public Service Commission what they think about Duke Energy Progress’s proposed electric rate hike. Al public hearings will start …

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Duke Progress Energy Asks for 12.1% Rate Hike on Small Businesses

Press Release September 26, 2022 SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce petitions PSC to intervene Columbia, SC—Earlier this month Duke Energy Progress filed for an electric rate hike of 14.7% (residential), 12.1% (small general service), 8.2% (medium general service), and 6.2% (large general service). The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has petitioned …

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