A Public Engagement Session on the State Energy Plan will be taking place on July 7 in North Charleston.
The state’s energy office has a survey available that will be used in order to develop the energy plan that will be the focus of the upcoming meeting.The survey inquires about the level of importance of energy efficiency for residential areas; weatherization; natural gas infrastructure and other items. There is also space available to add additional thoughts, including possible barriers or opportunities that exist in these areas.
The state’s assembly passed the South Carolina Efficiency Act in 1992 and this established the State Energy Office, which is tasked with the development of the plan. This plan aims to provide sufficient energy supply in a way that is cost effective and is environmentally practical. Included within this is the encouragement of the development of clean energy sources, consisting of nuclear power, renewable energy and others.
Energy policy in the state is also managed through the regulatory processes of the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. This agency oversees public utilities and their respective pricings.
This plan will also address the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan and the meeting will also be discussing this plan’s impact on the state.
There will be three additional meetings in July and August on the state energy plan.
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