Cayce, S.C. (June 29, 2017) – SCE&G has selected TIG Sun Energy IV to develop a 1.62 megawatt solar facility in Cayce’s Otarre development corridor. The solar facility will be located adjacent to the corporate campus of SCANA Corporation, SCE&G’s parent company, and will put onto the electric utility’s system enough energy to power more than 250 homes.
TIG Sun Energy IV, an affiliate of The InterTech Group, will finance, own and operate the solar facility and has engaged Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) to engineer, design and build it. TIG Sun Energy also developed the Jerry Zucker Solar Park, SCE&G’s first utility-scale solar facility and the first one developed under South Carolina’s Distributed Energy Resource Act (DER) of 2014.
“SCE&G is pleased to partner with TIG Sun Energy and HSGS on the development of this solar facility, which will continue the growth of renewable energy on our system,” said Danny Kassis, vice president of customer relations and renewables. “It will serve as a visual reminder of SCE&G’s commitment to providing clean, reliable energy to our customers through a balanced portfolio of nuclear, natural gas, coal and renewable generation.”
The Otarre solar facility will help SCE&G exceed its goal of generating at least 42 MW of utility-scale solar under DER by 2020.
“Showcasing solar panels at SCANA’s headquarters makes a statement renewable energy is the future,” said Grant Reeves, senior vice president of The InterTech Group.
TIG Sun Energy and HSGS expect to complete the 6,156-panel facility by November 2017.
“We are proud to be a part of bringing more clean energy online in South Carolina,” said retired Col. Dave McNeil, president and chief operating officer of HSGS.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 713,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 361,000 customers in 36 counties in the state.
About TIG Sun Energy and The InterTech Group
The InterTech Group formed TIG Sun Energy and its affiliates to hold and manage solar investments in their quest to advance renewable energy development in South Carolina. TIG Sun Energy built the state’s first solar farm in Colleton County and the first solar park commissioned after the passing of the landmark Distributed Energy Resource Act of 2014. The InterTech Group is a family-owned holding company located in North Charleston, S.C. that invests diversely, creating opportunities in a variety of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, and sustainable energy development, among others.
About Hannah Solar Government Services
HSGS is a veteran-owned business specializing in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar PV energy systems. Serving the government, commercial/industrial, and utility marketplaces, HSGS’s breadth of experience includes projects that span the continental United States as well as overseas.