The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff publishes reports and newsletters relating to its mission of 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.

Recent Submissions

  • Water meters and water conservation 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-24)
    It is important for consumers to conserve water and potentially save on utility bills. It is also important to know where the water meter is located and how to properly read the meter.
  • South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff Consumer Services 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    Consumer Services serves as a mediator between consumers and many utilities in South Carolina. Consumer Services resolves a majority of complaints through an informal investigation process. Through consumer education, ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-30)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-01)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-01)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Broadband and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or "CARES Act" 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-28)
    Act 142 of the South Carolina General Assembly allocated $50 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund for South Carolina included in the CARES Act to the SC Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) for broadband initiatives related ...
  • South Carolina broadband map 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-27)
    The ORS launched the state's Broadband Map in December 2020, creating an accessible platform for the public to see where broadband is - and isn’t - available in South Carolina. The goal of the map is to identify and ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-01)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-31)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • SC Office of Regulatory Staff performance summary Fiscal Year 2019-2020 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-11)
    The State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee establishes goals for the Office of Regulatory Staff that form the agency’s strategic plan and by which the PURC evaluates the ORS annually. Under the ORS’ revised ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-01)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority ("Santee Cooper") be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to a request from the Santee Cooper Oversight Committee pursuant to Act 135, Section 11(E)(8) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-03)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-30)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Subrecipient agreement for coronavirus relief funds 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-06)
    This is a contract between the Office of Regulatory Staff and the State of South Carolina for the purpose of receiving coronavirus relief funds.
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-31)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • Monthly review of South Carolina Public Service Authority pursuant to Act 135 Section 11 (E) 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-31)
    On May 18, 2020, Act 135 was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. Section 11 of Act 135 requires that the South Carolina Public Service Authority (“Santee Cooper”) be subject to monthly reviews by the South Carolina ...
  • South Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Program 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-26)
    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) is working to expand broadband infrastructure and emphasizes services to rural communities and communities with a high prevalence of COVID-19 or with demographic ...
  • Managing winter heating costs 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-02)
    As a consumer, you can take simple and inexpensive measures to lower your heating costs. This brochure also includes a directory of assistance agencies.
  • Managing summer cooling costs 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-27)
    As a consumer, you can take simple and inexpensive measures to lower your cooling costs. This brochure also includes a directory of assistance agencies.
  • Electric & natural gas safety net 

    South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-22)
    Electric and natural gas utilities offer “safety net” programs or benefits to help consumers in certain situations who may struggle to pay their bills.

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