Cayce, S.C. (Sept. 12, 2016) – SCE&G has reached a milestone for adding utility-scale solar power to its supply. The company today announced plans for a new solar farm in Jasper County being developed by Adger Solar, which is based in Bluffton, S.C. The Jasper County project puts SCE&G “well ahead of schedule” to reach its goal of having 42 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar on its system by 2020.
Once completed, the new 10 MW Ridgeland Solar Farm, located in the Town of Ridgeland, will be the latest addition to the SCE&G utility-scale solar portfolio. In April, SCE&G announced the planned addition of six new solar generating facilities to its system, the equivalent of 36 MW. When completed, SCE&G’s utility-scale solar sites will produce nearly 46 MW of solar power in total, the equivalent of approximately 6,500 residential rooftop solar systems.
“With this milestone, SCE&G has taken another step toward building a clean energy future for South Carolina,” said Danny Kassis, vice president of customer relations and renewables for SCE&G. “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.”
“We are excited to be partnering with SCE&G on this project in Jasper County,” William Moore, principal at Adger Solar, 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.”
SCE&G opened its first utility scale solar facility in January 2016 under South Carolina’s Distributed Energy Resource Program Act (Act 236). The company also has interconnected more than 1,600 customer solar systems – including homes, businesses, churches and municipalities – since 2007, as part of its goal to develop 42 MW of customer-scale solar by 2020. In July, the company received an award by the South Carolina Solar Council for overall “contributions to solar.” SCE&G also has announced a partnership with Clean Energy Collective (CEC) to develop the largest utility-driven community solar program in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 706,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 352,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.
About Adger Solar
Adger Solar, LLC, is a utility-scale solar development firm based in Bluffton, SC. Adger Solar has been active in South Carolina since 2014 and currently has over 500 MW of solar farms under development in the state. The Adger Solar management team and its investors have led the development of over 9,000 MW of operating utility-scale wind and solar projects in the US. For more information about Adger Solar, please contact Amanda Loveday with NP Strategy at (803) 540-2190 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.adgersolar.com