At their Commission Business Meeting on June 3rd, the Commissioners of the PSC voted to nominate a Chair and Vice Chair, to take effect on July 1st, 2020. Commissioner Whitfield opened the proceedings with his nomination of Commissioner Justin T. Williams for Chairman, noting his leadership skills and his experience with South Carolina law. Commissioner…Details
What actions has the PSC taken to ensure public safety and access to utilities during the COVID-19 outbreak?
From Randy Randall, Chairman: The spring of 2020 has been a season of adaptation. As the novel coronavirus spread in our state and Governor McMaster declared a state of emergency, the Public Service Commission took action to ensure that the ratepayers of South Carolina continued to receive dependable and affordable utility services. Circumstances may change,…Details
Last month, the Public Service Commission told you about the 839 overlay and the new ten-digit dialing procedure. In two weeks, ten-digit dialing becomes mandatory. Here are the basics of what this means for you: Who does this affect? If you live in one of the counties—Chester, Richland, Sumter, Aiken, and Allendale—marked in blue…Details
Difficult times require informed, responsive plans. The Public Service Commission has been working on a response to the coronavirus outbreak that will ensure the safety of the public and the continuance of the agency’s mission. On March 19th, Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference to update the public on South Carolina’s response to the…Details
With the COVID-19 virus causing disruption in South Carolina, the Public Service Commission elected to reschedule their public night hearing in Docket No. 2019-281-S from March 12th to March 19th. The PSC postponed this meeting in order to gather more information on the rapidly-evolving situation involving the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 and to put…Details