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South Carolina was awarded nearly $125 million in federal funding Monday to launch new statewide programs that will expand residential-serving community solar and grow its clean energy workforce, fueling renewable energy solutions to the Palmetto State’s growing energy generation demands. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Apr 22, 2024

South Carolina awarded nearly $125 million to grow solar, clean energy programs

The state was one of 60 successful applicants for funding through the $7 billion Solar for All Program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will host 20 public open house meetings across the state to provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle industry and ecosystem as it kicks off the SC+EV Initiative. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Apr 17, 2024

South Carolina’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure topic of upcoming meetings

The sessions will provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle industry and ecosystem

The Big Sampson Wind Project is under construction but ENGIE already operates several wind turbine arrays in the United States, including this one, Jumbo Hill in Andrews County, Texas, which generates 160 megawatts of electricity. (Photo/ENGIE)
Apr 11, 2024

Hartsville industrial giant partners on company’s first renewable energy project

One of the world’s largest packaging companies aspires to get 48% of its U.S. energy from renewable …

Jan 17, 2024

Conservatives for Clean Energy – South Carolina Announces New Team Member

Columbia, S.C. – Conservatives for Clean Energy South Carolina (CCE-SC) announced today that Hunter Sox will serve as the organization’s new Communications Director. Sox will be the state organization’s go-to spokesperson and communications professional amplifying all-of-the-above clean energy policies in the Palmetto Stat[...]

As part of Santee Cooper’s commitment to support community needs across South Carolina, the utility approved four property transactions at its board meeting earlier today with specific public benefits, including one in the Midlands and another in the Lowcountry.
Dec 5, 2023

Utility makes 4 property transactions in southeastern South Carolina

One of the leases provides space for a county park, which includes a boat ramp, fishing piers, picnic shelters, playground, nature trails, restrooms and parking areas at the park.

Nov 13, 2023

Energy company establishes HQ in Columbia with acquisition

The facility in downtown Columbia will be renovated to a modern office space and warehouse to serve as the company's new headquarters as it continues to rapidly expand business across the Southeast.

Nov 8, 2023

Former Old Dominion CEO joins Columbia-based energy co-op

Central Electric Power Cooperative Inc. is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Columbia and was founded in 1948 by the state's 20 electric distribution cooperatives.

Nov 2, 2023

Central Welcomes New Senior Vice President

Columbia, S.C. — Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. is excited to announce the hiring of Marcus Harris, P.E., as our new Senior Vice President of Planning and Power Supply. With an extensive background in the electric power industry, Harris is well-positioned to enhance the ongoing growth and success of Central. Central[...]

Oct 31, 2023

Dominion Energy Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

CAYCE, S.C. – On a summer day in 1981, Lewis Stephens’ life changed forever. Stephens, a security background specialist at Dominion Energy, was just 20 years old when a diving accident left him paralyzed. After several challenging months of rehab in Greenville, South Carolina, he never looked back. “After a while of feelin[...]

Sep 21, 2023

Savannah River Site ahead of fiscal schedule on plutonium disposition

Contractor employees at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site recently completed their 100th plutonium downblend in fiscal year 2023 as part of the ongoing activities to remove plutonium from South Carolina.

Sep 1, 2023

South Carolina businesses benefit from $266M in federal clean energy funding

Grants totaling $2.66 million have been awarded to 17 South Carolina businesses.

Aug 11, 2023

Savannah River National Laboratory Researcher Holly Flynn Chosen as Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Awardee

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) researcher Holly Flynn, Ph.D., was selected as a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program awardee and will receive $2.5 million over five years to fund research associated with fusion energy. According to the Department of Energy (DOE) Of[...]