Duke Energy to Expand Solar Programs in South Carolina

Duke Energy proposes innovative solar programs for South Carolina

Renewables Biz, February 10, 2015

Duke Energy today proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy.

The programs must be approved by the commission before they can be offered to the company’s 720,000 Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress customers in the Palmetto State.

The programs will add up to 110 megawatts of solar energy by 2021. Currently, less than 2 megawatts of solar capacity is connected to Duke Energy in South Carolina . These are the company’s first wide-ranging solar programs in the state.

“The passage of the Distributed Energy Resource Program Act in 2014 opened the door for Duke Energy to offer a suite of solar programs that will expand renewable energy use in South Carolina ,” said Clark Gillespy , Duke Energy president – South Carolina . “These diverse options will allow customers the ability to participate in a sustainable solar energy marketplace.”

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