In the 1980’s, rate interventions before the South Carolina Public Service Commission were a common occurrence for manufacturers. The brunt of this legal burden, in both cost and time, was borne by members of the South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association.
In 2000, the South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association became the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance(SCMA) as it was reorganized to include a broader diversification of members. During this time, it became obvious that a new association would be required in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest between industrial users and other members of the SCMA.
SCEUC keeps its members informed of scheduled hearings and upcoming legislation through its monthly newsletter and special bulletins, and holds annual meetings to discuss industrial user’s common problems, as well as the organization’s future goals. The SCEUC is a well-respected, no-nonsense, pro-business advocate, with a proven record of success in proceedings involving potential rate increases for industrial customers. These successes have saved South Carolina industrial customers tens of millions of dollars, and have earned the respect of the Commissioners and staff of the S.C. Public Service Commission.
The primary purpose of the SCEUC is to intervene on behalf of its members in rate proceedings before the South Carolina Public Service Commission, which is the organization that regulates the rates public utilities can charge their customers. SCEUC maintains its own legal counsel, and members are divided into groups by the Investor-Owned Utility (IOU) who serves their industry.
Your support through membership in the South Carolina Energy Users Committee gives industrial users of electricity and natural gas a unified voice and provides a network for everyone to become better informed. Working together helps everyone because “Affordable Energy Powers a Profitable Future for All”. Please join us and become a member today.