January16, 8-10AM (pastries & coffee)
Inn @ USC (1619 Pendleton Street, Columbia, free parking with pass)

RSVP to sbchamber@scsbc.org  (space is limited)


  • Senator Tom Davis – Opening Remarks (Senator Davis represents District 46, Beaufort and Jasper Counties)
  • Jim Clarkson – Georgia Model (President of Resource Supply Management, obtains open market bids for electricity for larger energy users in Georgia)
  • Robert Bussa – Illinois and Wisconsin Models (retired Director, Economic and Rate Department, Illinois Commerce Commission; Managing Director, Power and Utilities Group, J.P. Morgan Securities)
  • Jerry Ellig – Texas Model and History of Utility Competition/How States Got There (Research professor at George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center)
  • Katie Grace and Dr. Mike Maloney – Financial Impact of Utility Deregulation on SC Utilities (Dr. Grace is a finance professor at Wofford College and Dr. Maloney is a retired economics professor at Clemson University)


South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
League of Women Voters
National Association of Social Workers-SC
Sustainable Midlands
New Alpha Community Development Corporation
Kingdom Living Temple
The Whitney M. Slater Foundation

* The sponsoring organizations have not taken a position on utility deregulation at this time.  All the sponsors were part of the Stop The Blank Check coalition formed in 2016 to advocate for amendments to the Base Load Review Act and subsequently proposed utility reforms, many of which were adopted by the state legislature in 2018.


For more information call 803-252-5733 or email sbchamber@scsbc.org

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