Rebecca Breland has joined South Carolina Power Team, a nonprofit economic development organization representing the state 20 consumer-owned electric cooperatives, as its director of site development.
Breland, a registered professional engineer with a degree in civil engineering from Clemson, will assist with product development, working with co-ops and community partners to develop market-ready sites. She will also work to ensure sites are competitive throughout selection processes for project decisions in SC Power Team service territory.
Breland joined the S.C. Department of Transportation in 2014 as assistant program manager for the Pee Dee region and was promoted to program manager for the Waccamaw region. She was responsible for the development of more than 30 transportation department projects. She has also worked for Alliance Consulting Engineers, developing more than 30 industrial site certifications with the S.C. Department of Commerce.
“With the addition of Rebecca Breland, we are further enhancing our holistic offerings and comprehensive approach to economic development for the 20 electric cooperatives,” SC Power Team president and CEO James Chavez said in a news release. “Rebecca’s experience will be key as she leads our team’s efforts to ensure we have inventory of market-ready sites across our system. She is well-respected in the engineering and economic development communities and brings invaluable experience to the communities we serve.”
SC Power Team has announced capital investment totaling $5.3 billion and creating 27,138 jobs during the last five years, according to the release. The organization works to increase jobs, investment and electric load by attracting new industrial and commercial activity and to retain and expand existing businesses and facilities within the services areas of the state’s co-ops.