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South Carolina regulators approve net metering rules for residential solar

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.

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South Carolina regulators save net metering, reject Dominion’s proposal

Regulators agreed to keep net metering in place while transitioning to Dominion Energy’s existing time-of-use rate schedule for new solar customers.

Gas South sets $50 million investment goal for solar energy

The company has also completed its first utility-scale installation, as well as invested millions into community solar projects.

South Carolina’s solar boom continues as another 100 MW of capacity enters service

The 98 MW Centerfield Solar project enters service, marking Pine Gate’s 18th operational project in South Carolina.

Bridgestone powers S.C. tire plant with 2 MW solar project

The tire maker said the solar project will help the company reach its global goals to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050.

Dominion plans to ditch all South Carolina coal by 2030

After having its initially proposed integrated resource plan shot down by regulators, the utility has done a heel-turn and plans to replace the coal with 2 GW of solar, up to 900 MW of battery storage, and 1 GW of natural gas by 2048.

Duke brings its Green Source Advantage program to South Carolina

The program, which allows large-scale customers to offset power purchases by securing renewable energy directly from project owners and energy suppliers, has been successful so far in North Carolina.

Renewable energy advocates give Duke Energy failing grades in IRP ‘report card’

Evaluating the 15-year energy generation plans outlined in the most recent IRPs for both Duke Energy Carolina and Duke Energy Progress, the group takes issue with Duke’s commitment to fossils and lack of renewable additions, among other criteria.

South Carolina regulators tell Dominion to rethink its coal fleet

Regulators ordered the utility to evaluate the risks and environmental costs of operating its coal plants, and consider options to replace the plants with clean energy alternatives.

Aggressive new fees for South Carolina solar customers draw fire

The proposed fees could end up costing the solar average homeowner more than $700 annually. Critics call the fees an attempt to take away consumer control over their power bills.

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