March 2020

SC Energy Office Responds to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this unprecedented time surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff- Energy Office (Energy Office) is here to help you navigate our programs and initiatives.
 
Protecting critical...

Utility Services During COVID-19

On March 14, 2020, the SC Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) received a request from Governor Henry McMaster to ensure that all regulated utilities and cooperatives serving the State of South Carolina—including those not currently under the jurisdiction of the ORS— do not suspend or...

South Carolina Biomass Council Hosts RePower Tour

The South Carolina Biomass Council held a tour of the RePower South Berkeley operations center in Moncks Corner on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. RePower South is a mixed-material system capable of processing 50 tons per hour of municipal...

SC ENERGY SUCCESS: City of Darlington

As a small municipality, the City of Darlington wanted to reduce its utility bills and maintenance costs. Without paying any money upfront, the City was able to complete a lighting upgrade project in six city buildings.
 
Funding for the project was provided by a $275,000...

Solar Jobs Grow in South Carolina

The US solar industry employed nearly 250,000 workers in 2019, an increase of more than 5,600 jobs (or 2.3%) since 2018, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. This marks a resurgence in...

Net-zero Buildings Could Trim Long-term Facility Costs

A business might set sustainability goals and strive to reach net-zero energy usage for any number of reasons. Bryan Cordell, executive director of ...

Nominations Open for ASCEM Awards – Due August 31

Save the Date! The Fall 2020 Association of South Carolina Energy Manager’s Conference will be held October 22, 2020 at Saluda Shoals Park....

Proposed Solar Leasing Consumer Protection Regulations Published

The ORS is in the process of promulgating solar leasing consumer protection regulations. South Carolina Code of Laws §58-27-2660 directed the ORS, along with the SC Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), to develop consumer...

Sixteen Schools Selected for Dominion Energy 'Solar for Students' Program

Dominion Energy is adding 16 new schools to its Solar for Students Program, giving students across Virginia and the Carolinas a hands-on experience with solar energy.

Nine schools in Virginia, one in North Carolina and six in South Carolina will have the unique chance to learn firsthand...

SC Green Steps Schools: Dutch Fork Elementary School

As part of our ongoing partnership with...

SC Manufacturing Plants Achieve ENERGY STAR Certification

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces that 95 US manufacturing plants earned ENERGY STAR certification for being among the most energy-efficient plants in their industries during 2019. Compared to average facilities, these plants saved $520 million on energy bills and nearly 100...

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