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SCE&G receives South Carolina Solar Council award

Company honored for communicating with customers about solar power

Cayce, S.C. (July 25, 2016) – South Carolina Electric & Gas has received a statewide award, recognizing the company’s efforts to educate customers about solar energy.

The South Carolina Solar Council award recognized SCE&G in the utilities category for “overall contributions to solar.” Officials with the council applauded SCE&G’s communications tools, including a Solar Homeowners’ Guide and Solar For Your Home web page.

“SCE&G’s consumer guide and other communications tools really make it easy for their customers to learn about going solar,” said Philip Greenway, a board member with the council. “These documents were the outcome of lots of man-hours in meetings, deciding what material to present and the best way to present it. We praise SCE&G for their efforts to provide customers with information on the best and easiest ways to explore solar.”

Since 2007, SCE&G has interconnected more than 1,100 customer solar systems, including homes, businesses, nonprofits and governmental entities. The utility does not install or finance solar panels but rather provides customers with information on cost and financial incentives, installation, and maintenance considerations.

In April, SCE&G announced the addition of six new solar generating facilities to its supply. Developed under South Carolina’s Distributed Energy Resource Program Act (Act 236), the new facilities will add approximately 36 MW of utility-scale solar generation to SCE&G’s system by the end of 2016.

“SCE&G is committed to providing customers with the tools they need to make informed decisions about solar energy,” said John Raftery, general manager of renewable products and services for SCE&G. “The Solar Council award is a testament to our commitment to growing solar power and an energy future for South Carolina that’s clean and reliable.”

About SCE&G

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 702,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 351,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.