June Brings Hearings, Briefings, and More at the PSC

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina—often abbreviated, including here, as “the PSC”—is a quasijudicial body that regulates South Carolina’s utility services. What that means, simply put, is that the Commission is charged by the state government with adjudicating cases wherein utilities want to make changes to their services provided to South Carolina consumers. That…

Colite CEO Kevin O’Hara

Public Service Commissioners Visit Colite Technologies for Ex Parte Briefing

On Tuesday, April 30th, several Commissioners of the PSC met with representatives of Colite Technologies to learn about the cutting-edge renewable energy technology the company provides. Chairman Randy Randall, Vice Chairman Justin Williams, and Commissioners Florence P. Belser and Swain Whitfield were in attendance, along with Commission staff, and Colite CEOs Kevin O’Hara and Marty…

Public Input Welcome at the PSC: Recapping February’s Ex Parte Briefings and Opening the Floor to Public Comment in the Spring

Drafted by: Rob Bockman If you’re not a lawyer, you might not be familiar with the term “ex parte” or the concept of an “allowable ex parte briefing.” The term “ex parte” comes from the Latin meaning “from one party” and describes a judicial process wherein one interested party speaks or receives information from a…