Created in 2004, The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff is charged with representing the public interest of South Carolina in utility regulation for the major utility industries such as electric, natural gas, telecommunications, transportation, and water/wastewater.



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  • Saving energy : 2021 : how electric and natural gas utilities in South Carolina are using demand-side management 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-12)
    This report is intended to summarize DSM activities deployed by South Carolina’s electric and natural gas utilities - investor-owned utilities, Santee Cooper, electric cooperatives, and municipalities - as reported in 2021.
  • 2020 Railroad Transportation Activities annual report 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-05)
    This document reports information regarding railroad transportation activities in the State and the activities of the Office of Regulatory Staff related to its duties and addresses railroad accidents recorded by the Federal ...
  • Annual report on the implementation of state government energy conservation 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-12)
    The South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation in early June 2008 requiring all state agencies to develop energy conservation plans to reduce their energy consumption by one percent per year during fiscal years ...
  • Study of the Natural Gas Rate Stabilization Act of 2005 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12)
    General Appropriations Bill, Fiscal Year 2021-2022, included language requiring the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) to review the Natural Gas Rate Stabilization Act of 2005 and make recommendations to the ...
  • South Carolina energy efficiency roadmap 

    Weiss, Jennifer; Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (Durham, N.C.) (2021)
    Energy efficiency (EE) is widely considered a least-cost option for meeting energy demand while reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. While EE has experienced slow and steady growth in South Carolina, much more can ...
  • Squishy circuits 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-02)
    The Energy Office has developed free energy lesson plans specifically for South Carolina teachers to use. These lessons align with the South Carolina Science Standards and indicate the grade level covered by the standard. ...
  • Final report on the resiliency of South Carolina’s electric and natural gas infrastructure against extreme winter storm events 

    Guidehouse Inc. (Firm) (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12)
    Governor Henry McMaster requested the ORS undertake a comprehensive review of South Carolina’s public and private power grid to evaluate its ability to withstand potential ice storms and other dangerous winter weather. ...
  • The hubcap 

    Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (2021-12)
    The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, an initiative of the Energy Office, a division of the Office of Regulatory Staff, monthly publishes The Hubcap. This newsletter provides information on ways the office is working towards ...
  • The energy connection 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-12)
    The energy connection is a South Carolina Energy Office publication on topics related to energy conservation and renewable energy in the state.
  • The hubcap 

    Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (2021-11)
    The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, an initiative of the Energy Office, a division of the Office of Regulatory Staff, monthly publishes The Hubcap. This newsletter provides information on ways the office is working towards ...
  • The hubcap 

    Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (2021-10)
    The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, an initiative of the Energy Office, a division of the Office of Regulatory Staff, monthly publishes The Hubcap. This newsletter provides information on ways the office is working towards ...
  • The hubcap 

    Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (2021-09)
    The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, an initiative of the Energy Office, a division of the Office of Regulatory Staff, monthly publishes The Hubcap. This newsletter provides information on ways the office is working towards ...
  • The energy connection 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-11)
    The energy connection is a South Carolina Energy Office publication on topics related to energy conservation and renewable energy in the state.
  • The energy connection 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-10)
    The energy connection is a South Carolina Energy Office publication on topics related to energy conservation and renewable energy in the state.
  • The energy connection 

    South Carolina Energy Office (2021-09)
    The energy connection is a South Carolina Energy Office publication on topics related to energy conservation and renewable energy in the state.
  • Fiscal Year 2020-2021 accountability report 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • Non-residential solar choice rates overview 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has approved new solar rates for Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC), Duke Energy Progress (DEP), and Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC). These rates are available to ...
  • Broadband Funding- Act 142 Projects : update 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-31)
    The Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Appropriations Act allows for broadband infrastructure projects, including those that were approved for funding pursuant to Act 142 of 2020, but not constructed by December of 2020, to be ...
  • Natural Gas Rate Stabilization Act (RSA) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    In 2005, the General Assembly passed the Natural Gas Rate Stabilization Act (RSA) allowing natural gas distribution utilities in South Carolina to adjust their rates in a regular and predictable manner.
  • South Carolina Rural Broadband Grant Program : funded projects : summary 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-09)
    The Rural Broadband Grant Program is a coordinated effort between the ORS and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to expand broadband availability and access in South Carolina. Listed here are applications submitted ...

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