June 2015

SCEO spreading the word about solar

With the passage of the Distributed Energy Resources Act in 2014 and the impending approval of solar incentive programs from the state’s investor owned utilities, the South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO) wants to ensure that consumers understand the ins-and-outs of...

SCEO Solar Workshop draws record crowd

As a result of the 2014 Distributed Energy Resources Act, investor owned utilities must obtain two percent of their rolling peak load from renewable energy by 2021 (one percent of that energy must be customer-generated systems less than 1MW). Duke Energy Carolinas,...

Last chance to participate in SCEO's PEER program

The South Carolina Energy Office’s (SCEO) Palmetto Energy Efficient Retrofits (PEER) program application deadline is fast approaching! However, we still have several spots available for state agencies, public K-12 schools and public colleges and universities to request...

Clark Simpkins recognized as SC Energy Manager of the Year

Clark Simpkins, Facilities Manager for Spartanburg County School District 4, has been recognized as the South Carolina Energy Manager of the Year. Simpkins approaches energy management in the District as a team effort by challenging teachers, administrators, and...

Fort Mill School District wins Energy Project of the Year

Fort Mill School District (FMSD) has been awarded the 2015 Energy Project of the Year Award for its continued emphasis on improving energy performance above-and-beyond the legislatively mandated 20 percent reduction by the year 2020. By instituting a number of energy...

South Carolina agencies honored by Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

Three South Carolina state agencies have reached a significant milestone; they have reduced their annual energy consumption by 20 percent. On Thursday May 28, each received an Energy Milestone Achievement Award at the ASCEM Spring Conference.

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New class received Accredited Commercial Energy Manager certification

The Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) held its spring Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM) course in March. South Carolina Accredited Commercial Energy Managers are government, industry, and utility energy management professionals who have...