SCE&G ahead of schedule on solar energy goals

New solar farm project will add 10 megawats (MW) to SCE&G's solar portfolio.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) this week announced plans for a new solar farm.

The plant, be developed to by Adger Solar, will add 10 megawatts (MW) to the SCE&G utility-grade solar portfolio.

The new solar energy plant, combined with the acquisition of six other solar facilities announced in April, puts SCE&G ahead of schedule on its goal of generating 42 MW of solar energy by 2020.

“With this milestone, SCE&G has taken another step toward building a clean energy future for South Carolina,” SCE&G VP of Customer Relations and Renewables Danny Kassis said. “We’re well ahead of schedule, with more than 42 MW of utility-scale solar now scheduled for development. This not only shows our commitment to bolstering solar power in our state, it shows our laser focus on ensuring a clean, reliable energy future for SCE&G customers for years to come.”

SCE&G began producing solar energy in January. It also has added more than 1,600 customer solar systems to its power grid since 2007. The South Carolina Solar Council recognized SCE&G for its contributions to solar energy in July.

“We are excited to be partnering with SCE&G on this project in Jasper County,” Adger Solar principal William Moore said. “We look forward to providing an inexpensive, clean energy product to the low country of South Carolina that will produce zero-emissions power for years to come.”

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