October 2018

October Proclaimed Energy Action Month

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

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State Government Responds to Hurricane Florence

Florence certainly tested the resolve of South Carolina. While the winds did not do extensive damage in our state, the floodwaters wreaked havoc in certain locations. The Office of Regulatory Staff’s ESF-12 team was on 24/7 duty in the State Emergency Operations Center from September 8-20, 2018...

Energy Office Partners with NASEO to Offer Financing Partnerships Roundtable – New Date December 4, 2018

The Office of Regulatory Staff- Energy Office and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) will be hosting a roundtable discussing improved coordination between the state’s various energy financing programs. This roundtable will enable participating agencies and individuals to...

Energy Office to Offer Next Energy Information Session in North Charleston

The Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office is partnering with SCDHEC and Solarize SC to hold Energy Information Sessions. These sessions have been held in Hopkins, Aiken, and Florence. The purpose is to assist communities in understanding solar options and consumer protection issues....

South Carolina Attends Annual Meeting of State Energy Officials

From September 23-26, 2018, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff – Energy Office attended the annual meeting of the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) in Detroit, Michigan. The annual meeting convenes state, local, and private sector leaders in energy for a series of...

How Might Electrification Affect Electric and Gas Systems?

Electrification is gaining a lot of attention as efforts mount to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and address climate change. ACEEE sees an important role for energy efficiency in these efforts. In fact, we see beneficial electrification – that which reduces total energy, costs, and...

Five Organizations Selected to Boost American-Made Solar Prize

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected five organizations to facilitate and grow the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. These organizations, known...

Offshore wind manufacturing and development could mean 847 jobs for South Carolina

With targeted investments and forward-looking policies, South Carolina could capitalize on the offshore wind industry to drive economic growth and support an annual average of 847 jobs through 2035. That’s according to The South Carolina Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind, a...