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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Duke Energy sets record for summertime electricity use

Duke Energy’s customers in the Carolinas set a summertime record for electricity use as the region's lingering heat wave drove up energy demand.

New composting facility unveiled at Twin Chimneys Landfill

Spartanburg-based Atlas Organics on Friday unveiled its new composting facility at the Twin Chimneys Landfill near Honea Path.

Duke proposes nearly $3 in monthly fuel savings

If approved by the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, the new fuel rates would be the lowest since 2006.

Pacolet Milliken partners in clean energy project

This cleaner source of electricity comes from a newly constructed renewable energy facility at the Potrero Hills Landfill in Suisun City, Calif.

LEC to build first community solar project in Upstate

Greenville-based Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) will construct a 100-kilowatt community solar farm this summer, with plans to break ground in June.

Duke Energy names Bausch & Lomb as a Power Partner

Duke Energy recognized Bausch & Lomb in Greenville for the company’s responsible use of energy and for creating lasting value for the organization and the community it serves.

Solar tour to showcase benefits of solar energy

The Winter Sun Solar Tour on Jan. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. will offer participants an opportunity to observe four homes powered by solar energy.

Fluor to manage construction at two nuclear power plants

Westinghouse Electric Company awarded Fluor Corporation two subcontracts to manage the construction workforce at two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant projects in Georgia and in South Carolina.

NCR to conduct special inspection at Oconee Nuclear Station

A special inspection at Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station will begin Tuesday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to assess the degradation of power cables on startup transformers for two of the plant’s three units.

$4.9B Duke-Piedmont deal gets FTC approval

Consumer protection agency the Federal Trade Commission approved Duke Energy’s proposed $4.9 billion acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas, clearing a key antitrust hurdle on the road to finalizing the deal.

Greenville startup Constructis plugs for kinetic roadways

Roadway energy harvesting might not be a new idea, but linking it with the Internet of Things may at least bring new possibilities. That’s the hope of Greenville-based SC Launch firm Constructis, which is one step closer to its plan to blend zero-emission autonomous energy with connected sensors for roadways.

Upstate businesses asked to help state with clean energy plan

South Carolina would be required to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 under a new federal rule, and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control will be in the Upstate on Nov. 19 to get input on how to do that.

Fluor manages construction of nuclear projects

Fluor Corporation was named by Westinghouse Electric Company LLC to manage construction of two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power reactor projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

ITIC to lead electric vehicle research with dynamic wireless car charging

Lose the cables. Soon, consumers might be able to charge their electric cars while driving down the highway, thanks to research in Greenville at the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC).

Duke scraps plans for substation, transmission line

Duke Energy said Wednesday it will scrap plans for a new substation in Campobello and a controversial 45-mile transmission line that would have cut through the mountains in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

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