November 2019

Congratulations Accredited Commercial Energy Manager Graduates!

Offered by the Energy Office and the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers, the 19th Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM) course was held on October 14-18, 2019. Through this course, students learn about energy management principles and how to evaluate the energy...

SAVE THE DATES: Boiler Course, HVAC Course, ASHRAE Resilience Course

The Energy Office is in the process of planning several technical training opportunities to be held in the spring of 2020.  Back by popular demand, the Boiler Efficiency Institute will lead training courses on steam plant improvement and HVAC systems.  In addition, the American Society of...

Registration Open for 2020 Tri-Association Conference

Each year, the state’s three main facility managers organizations converge for a combined conference:  the SC Tri-Association of Facility Managers Conference.  This conference includes the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM), the Association of State Planning and Construction...

Nominations Open for ASCEM Awards and Scholarship

During the 2020 Tri Association Conference, awards will be given for Energy Manager of the Year and Energy Project of the Year. The recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship for a family member of an ASCEM member will also be announced. Nominations...

Dominion Energy Solar for Students Program Expanding

As Dominion Energy dramatically expands its renewable energy infrastructure, it is increasing the number of sites for its Solar for Students program in Virginia and expanding the initiative to North Carolina and South Carolina.

Sponsored by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the...

The Future of Offshore Wind Energy in South Carolina

A new study predicts that wind could power the entire world. Research published in October said offshore wind power could generate enough electricity for every home and business on Earth.

This comes as a federal agency is looking at the South Carolina coast to develop offshore wind energy...

Five Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open in SC

In July 2019, Electrify America opened its fifth charging station in South Carolina, further expanding its nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.
 
From Greenville to North Charleston, Electrify America has opened charging stations at the...

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements in 21 States

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.4 billion in projects in 21 states to build and improve rural electric infrastructure.

“Modern and reliable electric infrastructure has been a cornerstone to rural...

Energy Services Coalition: Spotlight on South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina has begun phase two of a comprehensive energy savings project with Ameresco. The combined project, at 50 campus facilities, is valued at more than $43 million dollars in infrastructure improvements. Founded in 1824, MUSC is the largest non-...

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