Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities

Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Jim Lovinggood
734 W Main St
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: 800-240-3400
Fax: 864-878-7493
Member Since: 1984

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Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Linda S Hannon
40 W Broad St, Ste 690
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-370-5064
Fax: 864-370-5183
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Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.4 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 24 million people. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at

Its two regulated utilities in South Carolina – Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress – combined serve about 730,000 electric customers in 28 of the state’s 46 counties.

Duke Energy is powering South Carolina with more than electricity. In 2015, the utility donated more than $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the state through the Duke Energy Foundation. The foundation annually funds more than $25 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s six-state service area. For additional information on Duke Energy’s community giving programs visit

The Duke Energy economic development team helps power South Carolina and its economy through significant business recruitment and retention initiatives. In 2015, Duke Energy helped recruit more than $1.2 billion in capital investment and over 3,200 new jobs to South Carolina. Since 2005, a dedicated team of experts recruited customers with capital investment of approximately $12 billion. Those efforts produced more than 33,000 associated jobs for the state.

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Clark Gillespy, Duke Energy


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Clark Gillespy is president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in South Carolina, serving approximately 730,000 electric retail customers in the state.

He is responsible for advancing the company’s rate and regulatory initiatives and managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and community affairs.

Prior to the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012, Clark served as vice president of economic development, business development and territorial strategies for Duke Energy in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Clark joined the company in 2004 and has more than 25 years of combined experience in economic development, site selection consulting, and the practice of international law in both the United States and Europe. Working in partnership with economic development organizations in North and South Carolina, Clark and his team helped attract $18.7 billion in capital investments and more than 58,000 jobs to the Carolinas since 2005.

Member Since: 1993
Greenville Water
Kim Haulter
PO Box 687
Greenville, SC 29602
Phone: 864-241-6000
Fax: 864-241-6077

110% Chamber Member 2014
110% Chamber Member 2015
Member Since: 1964
Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Randy Garrett
PO Box 700
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: 864-683-1638
Fax: 864-683-1738
Member Since: 1975

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NuChoice Communications, Inc.
Gordon Lewis
206 Riverside Ct, Ste A
Greer, SC 29650
Phone: 864-662-1020
Fax: 864-662-1030

110% Chamber Member 2015
NuChoice is Greenville’s select vendor for your communication needs. We offer the best in voice and data technology with seamless voice mail integration thru the industries choice telephone systems. Never miss a call. Never miss a message.

Let us assist you in planning and implementing your future telecommunications needs. We can assist you with maintaining your current telephone system as well. With a staff with 20+ years of experience in the industry, we can offer you the best in sales and service. Small or large, we have the knowledge and experience you need to communicate in today’s ever changing telephony industry.

Member Since: 2004

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Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)
Graham Rich
561 Mauldin Rd
Greenville, SC 29607-4208
Phone: 864-299-4000
Fax: 864-299-4003
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110% Chamber Member 2015
Member Since: 1979

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