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We are pleased to announce the ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) 1.0 Grant Program application and related documents have been posted online.

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News Archive

National Lineman Appreciation Day Recognized on April 18

Utility line personnel work year-round to ensure power systems are maintained and that power is restored as quickly as possible in the event of an…

SC Broadband Advisory Council to Meet Virtually on April 12

South Carolina’s newly formed Broadband Advisory Council will meet virtually on April 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  The virtual meeting is open to members…

National Consumer Protection Week to be Recognized March 6 – 12

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) will recognize National Consumer Protection Week March 6 – 12 by highlighting ways consumers can…

Energy Office Releases 2021 Annual Report on Utility Demand-Side Management Activities

Each year, the Energy Office, a department of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, publishes an annual report summarizing the demand-side…

Energy Office Releases 2021 Annual Report on State Government Energy Conservation

The Energy Office, a department of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, has published an annual report summarizing statewide progress in…

State Broadband Office Asks for Public’s Assistance to Determine Demand for Internet Access

The South Carolina Broadband Office has designed a website and survey to capture the public’s demand for internet access. The website, www.…

Report on South Carolina’s Electric and Natural Gas Infrastructure Resiliency Released

The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) released the final report on the Resiliency of South Carolina’s Electric and Natural Gas Infrastructure Against…

Energy Office Awards $65,000 in Mini-Grants for Innovative Energy-Reducing Projects

Each year, the US Department of Energy awards funding to the Energy Office for several high-impact demonstration projects in the areas of energy…

Utility Imposter Scammers Ready as Temperatures Drop

Utilities Join during Utility Scam Awareness Week with State Agencies to Warn Consumers South Carolina utilities have joined with South Carolina…

PSC Schedules Two Public Hearings for Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, Inc. Rate Case

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has scheduled two public hearings for the Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, Inc. rate case.…