Cayce, S.C. (Sept. 16, 2013) – The turf at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia won’t be the only thing that’s green when the Benedict College Tigers and the South Carolina State University Bulldogs take the field Saturday for the Palmetto Capital City Classic football game.
The Palmetto Capital City Classic has teamed up with SCE&G and Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) to ensure that all of the electricity needs of the game are met using green power. SCE&G in partnership with PaCE will provide all the energy needed to play this football game from clean, renewable sources such as biomass, hydro, solar and wind.
“We are excited and proud to make this year’s Palmetto Capital City Classic a sustainable event,” said Bobby Gist, Assistant Director of the Palmetto Capital City Classic. “Both Benedict and SC State are committed to improving the environment, and SCE&G’s green power will provide the opportunity for us to show our support in a visible way.”
During the time period of the game, it is projected that as much as 24 megawatt hours of electricity will be consumed -- enough to power more than 2,220 South Carolina homes.
“Green power partnerships such as working with the Palmetto Capital City Classic are definitely a win no matter which team you are pulling for,” said Robert Long, chairman of the PaCE board of directors . “As we strive to meet the growing energy needs of our customers, we are also conscious of doing our part to protect and conserve the natural resources of the communities we serve for the future.”
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 664,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 313,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.
Palmetto Clean Energy is a nonprofit renewable energy program designed to encourage the development of renewable energy resources that improve the environment through reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. PaCE is a collaborative effort among Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and South Carolina Electric & Gas, working with the South Carolina Energy Office and the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff to provide more than 1.2 million South Carolina customers with an opportunity to support green energy initiatives through tax-deductible contributions. These contributions are collected by the utilities and distributed to PaCE in their entirety. For more information, visit www.palmettocleanenergy.org.