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Sources

This page lists sources for the 2022 Energy Progress Update (PDF), our tool for understanding the South Carolina energy landscape. View the digital version with the most up-to-date information here.

  1. 2016 PSC resource planning dockets for Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas show no public hearings.
     

  2. Utility Dive reports that Dominion Energy acquired SCANA in 2018.
    Consumer Reports commends the
    PSC’s rejection of Duke Energy’s proposed fee hike.
    The State details the
    PSC’s rejection of ORS’ suggestions during the SCANA buyout

  3. The Post and Courier notes changes in the South Carolina regulatory space and the controversy over the PSC’s consultant. On   July 17, 2019, the PSC denied requests to consolidate four Energy Freedom Act dockets: one generic, one for Dominion Energy, one for Duke Energy Carolinas, and one for Duke Energy Progress.
     

  4. On January 20, 2021, the PSC denied the integrated resource plan of Dominion Energy. On June 17, 2021, it did likewise for Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress. It also engaged with the public in Dominion’s solar net metering docket, including a virtual public hearing on March 23, 2021 (which included a Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). Finally, it questioned Dominion on social responsibility in an evidentiary hearing on a proposed rate hike and lack of solar growth in a hearing on avoided cost.
    AARP reports on the
    delayed Dominion rate hike.
     

  5. The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff reports on rate increases under the Baseload Review Act.
    The State reports on the V.C. Summer failure.
    Utility Dive expands on SCANA’s rate increases.
    Duke Energy announces its 2016 rate increase.
     

  6. The Greenville News reports on Duke’s canceled nuclear station.
    Duke Energy announces its 2018 rate increase.
    Utility Dive explains the SCANA buyout.
    PV Magazine explores how utilities fought legislative form.
     

  7. The State explains the 2019 avoided cost issue.
    The Associated Press provides an update on the SCANA rebate checks.
     

  8. Dominion requested high solar fees in its solar choice metering docket, and sought to restrict witness testimony in a motion on March 10, 2021.
    Dominion requested a rate increase in its rate adjustment docket.
    The Post and Courier reports on Duke’s attempt to request previously waived late fees.
    The PSC found the resource planning of Dominion Energy, Duke Energy Progress, and Duke Energy Carolinas insufficient.
    The Center for Biological Diversity and BailoutWatch report on the utility “hall of shame” for involuntary utility shut-offs during the pandemic. 
     

  9. The PSC has recently ruled in Dominion’s avoided cost docket, the resource planning dockets of Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress, and Duke's Smart Saver Solar as Energy Efficiency docket.
     

  10. Both Duke and Dominion report an intent to rely on methane gas as they decarbonize. Duke has opened a docket for its carbon plan stakeholder meetings, while Dominion has opened a docket for its electricity affordability and low-income assistance docket stakeholder meetings.