SCE&G files for 3.1 percent rate increase to fund nuclear plant construction
June 28, 2016
South Carolina Electric & Gas is asking state regulators to approve the largest single rate increase yet under a state law that lets the utility charge customers for construction of two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Jenkinsville years before they are completed. READ MORE.
Solar customers of SCE&G to reap more incentives
July 21, 2015
Starting later this year, some SCE&G customers who use solar panels will be able to save on their monthly utility bills because of new, more generous incentives.
Under a unanimous order issued last week by the state Public Service Commission, the typical residential customer with solar panels installed this year will save about 6 cents more per kilowatt hour of power their system generates, Leigh Ford, a state consumer advocate for utility rates, said Tuesday. READ MORE.
New programs implementing South Carolina’s distributed energy legislation
June 4, 2015
South Carolina’s major utilities announced new residential solar incentive programs under the state’s Distributed Energy Resource Program Act (DERPA). Signed in mid-2014 by Governor Nikki Haley, DERPA requires utilities to establish distributed energy resources programs, authorized third-party solar leasing, and updated the state’s net metering program. READ MORE.
SCE&G, Duke Energy propose new incentives for solar power
June 1, 2015 – The Post and Courier: South Carolina’s investor-owned electric companies are rolling out new incentives for customers who install solar power, as required under a sweeping state law dealing with alternative energy that took effect a year ago. READ MORE.
SCE&G reaches settlement on $37M program to expand solar projects in South Carolina
May 27, 2015 – Charlotte Business Journal: As N.C. legislators appear ready to limit new solar construction in the state, South Carolina continues to work though regulatory efforts to expands construction there. READ MORE.
Students Design Efficient Home with Central Air Cost of Only $38 Annually
May 25, 2015 – The News Magazine: The winning entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition includes a HVAC system that is so efficient, it would generate only $282 in annual heating costs, and $38 for cooling. Energy modeling shows that adding solar power would…READ MORE.
SCE&G Files for Rate Adjustment Under Base Load Review Act
May 25, 2015 – South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), today filed with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina and the SouthCarolina Office of Regulatory Staff for an overall 2.78 percent increase… READ MORE.
Real Americans Are Coal Killers: South Carolina Solar Market Gets White Hot
March 24, 2015
Despite its rich solar resources, the great state of South Carolina has been relatively slow to hop on the solar bandwagon, but things are about to turn on a dime. The state recently broke a legislative logjam and the US solar industry is not letting the grass grow under its feet. READ MORE.
SCE&G announces proposed solar initiatives, rate increase
February 10, 2015 – The Post and Courier: South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is seeking permission for a rate hike that would amount to an average $1.51 per month increase in customers’ bills, but the utility said that will be more than offset by savings in fuel costs that will be passed on to consumers. READ MORE.
Solar power charging ahead in America
November 24, 2014 – USA Today: America is building so much solar power that 10% of the country’s energy needs could be generated by the sun in 15 years, says a new study urging the country to keep looking skyward for energy solutions. READ MORE.
The high cost of rate hikes
October 7, 2014 – The Post and Courier: South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers can’t be surprised when their monthly bills keep creeping up. After all, a 2.92 percent price hike this month is the seventh jump since 2009. READ MORE.
SCE&G customers facing seventh rate increase for nuclear project
May 30, 2014 – South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers would pay an extra $50 a year on average for their electric bills starting in October if the utility’s request for a rate hike is approved. That ‘s $236 more per year in 2014 than in 2008 – a 37% increase. READ MORE.
South Carolina has the highest residential electricity cost in the South, mostly due to SCE&G rates
July 7, 2013 – South Carolina residents pay the highest average electric rates in the South, and the largest electric companies in the state are seeking rate increases. READ MORE.