The Terreni Law Firm has recommended several changes to the Public Service Commission in a review of regulations governing the moving industry. Our recommendations aim to streamline the application process and protect consumers. Recommendations include:
Allow movers to give binding estimates
Eliminate expensive published notices of application
Sad news. Former ORS Director of Auditing, Jay Jashinsky, passed away. Jay was a tireless advocate for the public interest who managed ORS’s auditors from the agency’s inception in 2004 through his retirement in 2019. A CPA and former naval officer, Jay was smart, tough, and honorable. He will be missed. See Jay’s obituary here.
The Wall Street Journal reports Elliott Management Corp. asked Duke Energy’s Board of Directors to consider splitting the company in three. Ellott proposes separate companies for the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest. One of Duke’s ten largest shareholders, Ellott has made several proposals which have been rebuffed by the company. Duke is not Elliott’s only target, the firm, headed by Paul Singer, has a history of shareholder activism with companies such as Samsung, Sky broadcasting, and Akzo Nobel. Elliott also owns the AC Milan soccer team.
According to a press release, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Ragsdale LLC, have petitioned FERC to challenge solar rates recently adopted by the Alabama PSC. The petitioners argue the Alabama PSC has violated Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) by imposing “punitive” charges on solar customers.
E & E News reports Dominion Energy South Carolina; Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress are among the utilities asking FERC to approve the Southeast Energy Exchange Market. Santee Cooper is said to be considering membership.
Budget Movers of Augusta’s application was approved by the Public Service Commission and its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate in South Carolina was issued on February 1, 2021.