Tag Archives: Swain Whitfield

S.C. lawmakers continue tight grip on PSC elections

September 23, 2020

0 Comments

By RICK BRUNDRETT For many South Carolinians, the size of their utility bills ultimately rests with state lawmakers. Not only do legislators elect the seven-member S.C. Public Service Commission, which, among other things, sets utility rates for investor-owned gas and electric utilities, but they also control the nomination of PSC candidates. Those who want to […]

Continue reading...

Jet-setting PSC members attended events with ties to regulated companies

February 7, 2020

0 Comments

By RICK BRUNDRETT From 2014 through 2018, four sitting S.C. Public Service Commission members collectively accepted more than $90,000 in trips and meals funded in part by utility industry trade groups, several of which have ties to companies regulated by the PSC, a review by The Nerve found. And two of the commissioners who are […]

Continue reading...

Glowing job reviews routine for those who approved V.C. Summer rate hikes

January 19, 2018

1 Comment

Good job

  By RICK BRUNDRETT The S.C. Public Service Commission members who approved nine rate hikes for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project have performed flawlessly in their six-figure jobs – at least in the eyes of the legislative committee that essentially controls them. A review by The Nerve of annual work-performance reviews done by the […]

Continue reading...