Once complete, Dominion Energy South Carolina will purchase power from the project developed by Southern Current, an energyRe company.
Utility-scale batteries are being pursued by many utilities, the generation and transmission co-op utility said in explaining its decision, while aggregated distributed resources “can be counted on as predictable generation capacity.”
The company’s first battery system factory on the East Coast is expected to produce multiple gigawatt hours of annual battery capacity and create more than 200 new jobs.
Not a single IRP presented under South Carolina’s Energy Freedom Act has been accepted by state regulators. Could that be because the utilities are acting like the law doesn’t exist?
The new capacity–which goes by names like Chester White, Lambert, and Hemingway–represents an addition equal to nearly 40% of all solar installed to date in the Palmetto State.
South Carolina regulators rejected Duke Energy Carolina and Duke Energy Progress’ Integrated Resource Plans, and demanded a “single and clear” recommendation.
Regulators approved a multi-party stipulation that caps solar applications through the end of 2021 at 1.2 MW for Duke Energy Carolinas and 300 kW for Duke Energy Progress each month.
Regulators agreed to keep net metering in place while transitioning to Dominion Energy’s existing time-of-use rate schedule for new solar customers.
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