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SCE&G receives Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for its solar programs

Sep 21, 2017 04:21PM ● Published by Kathleen Maris

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) presented South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) with its Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award at the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit.

SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy leaders and supporters dedicated to advocating sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. It recognizes organizations and individuals that have made significant contributions toward developing South Carolina's clean energy economy.

SCCEBA chose to recognize SCE&G for its overall success with implementing solar programs in accordance with the Distributed Energy Resource Program Act of 2014 (Act 236) and for embracing renewable energy as a significant part of its generation portfolio. SCE&G's Renewable Energy team designed easy-to-understand consumer solar programs that achieved the adoption goals of Act 236, provided consumer friendly information on its website and other communication channels, and efficiently managed the interconnection process. As a result, SCE&G has developed a very successful solar program that gives consumers choices and keeps installation costs low by streamlining the interconnection process. The utility has also gained valuable experience with bi-directional energy flow on the grid that will benefit its customers as solar technology continues to evolve.

SCE&G has integrated solar energy in its everyday operations and has built the systems and procedures to support greater renewable energy in the future.

About SCCEBA:

SCCEBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association dedicated to promoting a business-friendly environment for clean energy adoption and growth in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.scceba.org.

About SCE&G:

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 718,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 362,000 customers in 35 counties in the state.

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