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ORS Issues 2019 Status Report on Distributed Energy Resource and Net Energy Metering Implementation

The Office of Regulatory Staff has issued a report on Distributed Energy Resource and Net Energy Metering Implementation related to Act 236 of the…

Energy Report: Creating Sustainable State Policies for Electric Vehicles

Economic consulting firm Bates White has released a report about electric vehicle policies entitled "Goldilocks and the Grid: Creating 'No Regrets'…

Energy Office Success Stories: City of Myrtle Beach

The City of Myrtle Beach, named one of the “best family beach vacations in the USA” by the US News and World Report, draws over 11 million tourists…

ORS Issues PSA Educating Public on How to Avoid Solar Sale Scams

The following PSA was created by the Office of Regulatory Staff to alert the public to solar panel scams it has become aware of and educate consumers…

LIST: S.C. Energy Freedom Act Dockets at Public Service Commission

The Office of Regulatory Staff has compiled all dockets relating to the recently passed South Carolina Energy Freedom Act as a service to the public…

CHART: Electric & Gas Utilities Return on Equity 3/2018-3/2019

The attached chart produced by the Office of Regulatory Staff shows the Return on Equity achieved over the past 12 months ending March 31, 2019, by…

ORS Summary of 2019 S.C. Energy Freedom Act

Editor's note: The following is solely provided as a high level summary of the new act. It is not meant to constitute legal advice and the Office of…

EDP Personnel Attend Senior Living Expo

Personnel from the Office of Regulatory Staff's Amplify Life Equipment Distribution Program attended the Senior Citizen Day on May 8 at the South…

MEDIA ALERT: ORS Statement on Rideshare Safety

The following is a message from ORS director of Safety, Transportation and Telecommunications Tom Allen on ensuring personal safety when utilizing…

ORS Equipment Distribution Program Personnel to Attend Walterboro Event March 20

Members of the Office of Regulatory Staff's South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program will be in Walterboro tomorrow, March 20, at the Colleton…