Below are additions under DOCKET NO. 2020-106-A:

State of Emergency Executive Order: April 27, 2020

South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) Covid-19 page

ORS Message to Consumers Regarding Utility Bills

ORC COVID-19 Safety Reminder for Consumers: Keep At Least a Six-Foot Distance from Utility Crews

ORS Update: Continues to Serve Consumers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Governor’s Request

Governor Henry McMaster requested all regulated utilities and cooperatives not to suspend or disconnect essential services for nonpayment during the current State of Emergency. This request includes utilities not currently under the jurisdiction of the ORS.

State of Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-23: April 12, 2020 (PDF)

State of Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-15: March 28, 2020 (PDF)

State of Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-08: March 13, 2020 (PDF)

Request Letter from Governor McMaster to the ORS (PDF)Utility Updates

The ORS is providing consumers with updates on actions taken by the regulated utilities and cooperatives during this crisis.

Electric and Natural Gas Utilities COVID-19 Updates

ESF-12 Fuel Partner COVID-19 Updates

Telecommunications Providers COVID-19 Updates

Transportation COVID-19 Updates

Water and Wastewater Utilities COVID-19 Updates

Much of the information in this section and its associated links has been provided to the ORS by the referenced utilities. The ORS cannot make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, or accuracy of this information.

Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) Orders

DOCKET NO. 2020-106-A – Actions in Response to COVID-19 – Staff Presents for Commission Consideration the Office of Regulatory Staff’s Request that the Commission Waive the Applicable Regulation and Grant Utilities an Additional 30 Days by Which to File Annual Reports, Resulting in Revised Filing Dates of Either April 30, 2020, or May 1, 2020.

2020-304 Order Granting Reconsideration and Clarification of Order No. 2020-210 – 4/8/2020

2020-243 Order Waiving Any Applicable Regulations Regarding the Filing of Annual Reports for Thirty Days – 3/25/2020

2020-260 Order Granting Delay in Blue Granite Water Company’s Increased Rates per Order No. 2020-240 – 3/25/2020

2020-259 Order Granting Motion for Stay of All Proceedings Related to Palmetto Utilities, Incorporated Rate Increase for a Period of Sixty Days – 3/25/2020

2020-228 Order Addressing Waivers During Current State of Emergency Order Suspending the Disconnection of All Regulated Utility Customers for Non-Payment and All Non-Payment Related Fees during the Current State of Emergency – 3/18/2020

2020-210 Order Suspending Requirement Allowing Telecommunications Carriers to Drop Lifeline Customers – 3/18/2020

ORS Letter to the PSC Regarding Suspension of Disconnection During State of Emergency Due To COVID-19 (PDF)

DOCKET NO. 2008-140-A – Extensions of Time to File Public Utility and Transportation Annual Reports

2020-282 Order Granting Request of Lockhart Power Company for Extension of Time – 4/1/2020

2020-283 Order Granting Request for Kiawah Island Utility Extension of Time – 4/1/2020

2020-243 Order Waiving Any Applicable Regulation Regarding the Filing of Annual Reports for Thirty Days – 3/25/2020

ORS Letter to the PSC Requesting Annual Report Extension (PDF)

2020-238 Order Granting Request of Palmetto State Utility Services, Inc. Extension of Time – 3/18/2020

2020-190 Order Approving JACABB Utilities, Inc. Request for Extension of Time – 3/11/2020