October 2019

South Carolina Celebrates Energy Action Month

Governor McMaster proclaimed October as Energy Action Month, an event meant to encourage energy savings through efficiency and conservation.

On October 2, 2019, a growing...

Success Story: Sportsman Boats

Since 2011, Sportsman Boats has been manufacturing technologically advanced boats out of its 225,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Summerville, SC. Starting with a staff of six, the company has grown its workforce to over 250 employees. 
 
As part of a 2016 multi-million...

2019 ASCEM Fall Conference Recap

The Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) 2019 Fall Conference was held on Thursday, October 10 at Saluda Shoals River Center in Columbia. Dedicated to helping members reduce energy use, ASCEM is comprised of facility and energy managers...

Slay Energy Vampires in October

This Halloween don't fall victim to energy vampires: appliances and electronics that are plugged in and not in use, but are still drawing power from outlets. Energy vampires can add an extra 10 percent to your monthly utility bill, but you can slay them with four simple strategies: 
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Dutch Fork Elementary Receives National Award for Environmental Curriculum and Sustainability Practices

Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Sciences in Richland County is the first South Carolina school to be recognized nationally by the US Department of Education for environmental, sustainability, and conservation practices.

Dutch Fork Elementary was named a 2019 US...

Duke Energy to Build Its First Large Battery in South Carolina

Duke Energy has promised major investment in energy storage for its Carolina territory. It took another step toward substantiating that promise by designing a battery project to back up a South Carolina community center.

The 5-megawatt/5-megawatt-hour project, announced Monday, does not...

South Carolina’s Largest Solar Farm Opened

The largest solar farm in SC opened in Orangeburg County.

A solar farm is a site that hosts a grid of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which are secured to ground-mounted metal racks.

The power generated at the solar farm is fed into the electric grid, providing clean and affordable...

Solar Farms Show Resilience During Hurricanes, Severe Weather

Solar farms are growing in South Carolina, because of its sustainability. Whenever the sun is shining, they are generating power. But the sun doesn’t always shine, like during severe weather.

Solar farms are built to withstand dangerous conditions, like high winds and substantial rain....

Medical University of South Carolina Begins Phase 2 of its Energy Savings Project

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has begun phase two of a comprehensive energy savings project on its campus. The school is working with Ameresco ...