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Recent News

Tue, 07/13/2021

It can be difficult for consumers to navigate the many aspects of rate making in South Carolina— especially when it comes to setting rates for renewable energy production from sources such…

Tue, 07/13/2021

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has issued Notices to Proceed to 16 internet service providers in 22 counties for almost $30 million in projects to expand broadband…

Fri, 07/02/2021

COLUMBIA, SC – July 2, 2021 – The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS), along with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), AARP, Frank Knapp, Jr., the Sierra Club, the South Carolina…

Fri, 06/25/2021

The Transportation Department of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) is responsible for the regulation of…

Fri, 06/25/2021

Residents in 39 South Carolina counties who are behind on rent and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for help through the…

Tue, 06/01/2021

New regulations in South Carolina are now in effect to ensure that consumers who buy or lease renewable solar panel systems have been provided the pertinent information and resources necessary to…

Wed, 05/19/2021

The Energy Office, a department of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, has developed ten energy education lessons and will be hosting an Energy in Schools Workshop to help provide more…

Tue, 05/04/2021

The consistent and reliable quality of drinking water is at the heart of this year’s Drinking Water Week theme, “There When You Need It”— a theme aptly timed when consumers expect utility services…

Tue, 05/04/2021

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication challenges. With an estimated 10 to 30 percent of COVID-19 survivors experiencing…

Mon, 05/03/2021

Celebrate the successful implementation of a first-of-its-kind project to bring WiFi and broadband access to rural Allendale County, South Carolina.

Friday, May 7, 2021  |  1:…