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Celebrate National Clean Energy Week: September 21-25, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in South Carolina. In the…

ORS Releases Consumer Information on Dominion Energy South Carolina Rate Increase Request

Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) in August 2019 to increase its…

Online Learning Day Marks New Milestone in Broadband Access for South Carolina

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

2020 Lifeline Awareness Week: Lifeline Program Helps Low-Income Consumers Stay Connected

Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to South Carolinians. During “Lifeline Awareness Week,” September 14-18, 2020,…

ORS Seeking Mapping Data from Broadband Providers

COLUMBIA, SC – September 1, 2020 – AccelerateSC, the task force created by Governor Henry McMaster to identify the most pressing needs caused by…

DID YOU KNOW: ORS' Role In State Emergency Energy Response

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

ORS Approves $26.1M in Broadband Infrastructure Expansion

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…

Energy Office Launches Energy Saver Tool and Website

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

ORS Launches Broadband Infrastructure Project Application Process 

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) today launched the vendor application component of the broadband infrastructure development…

DID YOU KNOW: ORS Home of State Energy Office

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…