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Recent News

Fri, 11/20/2020

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has scheduled two additional public hearings for the Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) rate case. Consumers will be able to testify or…

Mon, 11/16/2020

Helping to ensure telecommunications companies that operate across South Carolina are maintaining physical landlines effectively and safely is the primary role of the…

Thu, 11/05/2020

ORS inspectors and managers recently attended two national safety conferences to help review federal pipeline and federal railroad safety regulations. With the COVID-19 pandemic still preventing…

Thu, 10/15/2020

To better protect consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program (SCEDP) has acquired a new…

Tue, 10/06/2020

The ORS is in the process of promulgating solar leasing consumer protection regulations and will be hosting a webinar along with the SC Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) to discuss current…

Tue, 10/06/2020

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has scheduled three virtual public night hearings for the Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) rate case. Consumers will be able to express…

Thu, 10/01/2020

October is Energy Action Month, an event meant to encourage energy savings through efficiency and conservation. To further encourage energy reduction in our state, the State Energy Office, a…

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…