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Recent News

Mon, 09/21/2020

Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state proclamation recognizing September…

Fri, 09/18/2020

Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) in August 2019 to increase its rates by approximately 7.7%. If approved, the…

Thu, 09/17/2020

The Online Learning Initiative has successfully provided over 100,000 mobile hotspots and wired internet service to schools across the state for distribution to qualifying households.

Fri, 09/11/2020

Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to South Carolinians. During “Lifeline Awareness Week,” September 14-18, 2020, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (…

Tue, 09/01/2020

COLUMBIA, SC – September 1, 2020 – AccelerateSC, the task force created by Governor Henry McMaster to identify the most pressing needs caused by COVID-19, found that the lack of access to the…

Mon, 08/24/2020

In South Carolina, the state Emergency Management Division (EMD) – a division of the Adjutant General’s Office – is the coordinating agency responsible for developing and leading the state’s…

Thu, 08/20/2020

As part of the broadband infrastructure component of Act 142 authorized by the South Carolina General Assembly and signed by the Governor on June 25, 2020, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory…

Mon, 08/17/2020

The South Carolina Energy Office, housed within the Office of Regulatory Staff, has launched a new online Energy Saver Tool and…

Wed, 08/05/2020

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) today launched the vendor application component of the broadband infrastructure development project, South Carolina’s plan to increase broadband…

Tue, 07/28/2020

The Energy Office is housed within the ORS and serves as the principal energy planning entity for the state. In contrast to other ORS programs, the Energy…

Wed, 07/22/2020

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education has begun the process of engaging school …

Thu, 06/25/2020

The Energy Office of the SC Office of Regulatory Staff will begin taking applications for mini-grants beginning July 1, 2020. The US Department of Energy provides the Energy…