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Friday, October 19, 2018

Laurens Electric Co-Op opens first community solar farm in S.C.

Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) celebrated an energy milestone on Tuesday with the announcement of its community solar farm program, a first for South Carolina. The solar program allows customers to purchase renewable energy for a monthly fee.

State’s first community solar farm goes live

Customers can participate in solar energy without installing panels on their rooftop, offering a renewable energy option to homeowners who cannot or choose not to install panels on their own homes

Glen Raven to build $2M solar farm at Upstate manufacturing center

Glen Raven Inc. plans to build a $2 million solar farm at its Sunbrella manufacturing center in Anderson, South Carolina. The 1000-kW project will become the largest solar energy installation in South Carolina owned by a privately held company.

Feds approve 30 more years for Duke Energy Keowee-Toxaway hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Duke Energy to operate its Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project for another 30 years.

Duke proposes nearly $5 in monthly fuel savings

If approved by the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC), the new fuel rates, which would go into effect Oct. 1, would be the lowest since 2006.

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.

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