SCE&G is First State Utility to Meet Solar Deadline

December 6, 2017, 10:48 am EST | Share:

CAYCE, SC (WTAT-TV) — Leaders with SCE&G say they have met the utility-scale solar goal more than two years ahead of schedule.

The goal was to produce 42 megawatts of utility-scale solar power by the year 2020 and set by the South Carolina Distributed Resource Program Act, or Act 236.

“We are pleased to have reached this goal for utility-scale solar power ahead of the 2020 deadline,” said Keller Kissam, incoming president and COO of SCE&G. “When we started working to achieve the goals, we also set out to demonstrate that solar isn’t just a program, but it’s an integral part of our generation portfolio.”

The solar park located in Cayce, South Carolina creates power for about 320 homes.

The solar park was interconnected to SCE&G’s electric system in October 2017 and now supplies clean energy to SCE&G customers.