CLEAN ENERGY CONNECTION

July 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

    • SCCEBA ADDS UTILITY, SOLAR REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARD
      • Also Announces New Strategic Advisory Committee Chair
    • SAVE THE DATES!
      • SC Clean Energy Conference - November 7, 2019
      • Continuing Legal Education Program: Changes in South Carolina’s Energy Landscape in the Year Ahead - November 8, 2019
    • SCCEBA CONTRACTS WITH EXPERTS TO ASSIST WITH CONFERENCE & CLE
      • Nexsen Pruet Strategy To Support SC Clean Energy Conference
      • Diane Cherry, formerly with NC Sustainable Energy Association, to coordinate CLE
        Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Bonnie Loomis

UTILITY, SOLAR REPRESENTATIVES ADDED TO BOARD

New Strategic Advisory Committee Chair Appointed

SCCEBA has added four members to its Board of Directors. They are:
  • Mark Furtick, Manager of Renewable Energy Program and Technical Services with Dominion Energy,
  • Scott Hammond, Manager of Member Programs with Central Electric Power Cooperative,
  • Tripp Hathaway, Manager of Sales and Marketing with Hannah Solar Government Services, and
  • Hamilton Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs with Southern Current.

Each will serve a two-year term beginning July 2019 with the ability to serve two additional terms.

SCCEBA is the only trade group in South Carolina working to advance clean-energy economic growth through education, communication and collaboration among and between the state’s energy, business,  and policy communities.  SCCEBA recognizes all forms of low-carbon electricity generation and energy efficiency as “clean energy” and boasts a diverse membership that includes South Carolina’s investor-owned utilities and public power companies along with developers of solar and other renewable electricity generation, energy technology providers and professional service firms.

“What sets SCCEBA apart in South Carolina is that we seek to listen, learn and lead – not lobby or litigate,” said Grant Reeves, Senior Vice-President with The Intertech Group in North Charleston and SCCEBA Board Co-Chair.  “SCCEBA brings utilities and renewable generators, even energy efficiency and environmental advocates, into the same room so that we can collectively chart South Carolina’s clean energy growth in a way that balances current regulatory constructs with the technological capabilities available in today’s clean energy marketplace.”

Weston Adams, a partner with the Nelson Mullins law firm who co-chairs the firm’s Energy Practice Group while serving alongside Reeves as SCCEBA Board Co-Chair, added “SCCEBA is privileged to add each of these new members to our Board, and the fact that the group includes two people from the traditional utility space and two people from the solar industry illustrates the balance SCCEBA strikes in it’s approach to clean energy economic growth in our state.”

SCCEBA’s Board also announced that South Carolina energy law veteran Belton Zeigler, a Partner with the Womble Bond Dickinson law firm, will lead SCCEBA’s newly reconstituted Strategic Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee actively assists the Board in establishing SCCEBA’s strategic direction and is compromised of representatives from clean energy companies Google, Lockhart Power, Pacolet Milliken, Duke Energy’s Piedmont Natural Gas, Dominion Energy, Spinx and The Intertech Group along with clean energy law firms Blanco Tackaberry, Nelson Mullins, Parker Poe and Womble Bond Dickinson.  SCCEBA Board Co-Chair Adams said “SCCEBA is grateful to have Zeigler, a South Carolina energy law veteran, to lead SCCEBA’s Advisor-level members in active discussion around how SCCEBA can bolster membership and expand impact.”

 


 

SAVE THE DATES!

November 7, 2019

Darla Moore School of Business
at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

This year's conference will be followed by a

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Changes in SC's Energy Landscape in the Year Ahead

November 8, 2019

Darla Moore School of Business
at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

As SCCEBA launches the re-branding of our annual convening and the addition of a continuing legal education seminar, expert assistance is being engaged to ensure maximum success.  Nexsen Pruet Strategy, a public relations firm comprised of veterans from media, public policy, public relations and business, will support SCCEBA in SC Clean Energy Conference conference marketing and event execution while Diane Cherry, an energy and environment consultant with a wealth of public policy expertise, will coordinate the SC Energy Law Continuing Legal Education seminar.

"Since SCCEBA is a fully member-supported organization, revenue development is critical to our long-term sustainability," said Bonnie Loomis, SCCEBA Executive Director.  "Enhancing our human-capital capabilities through these two contract relationships will, we believe, easily pay for itself through event registrations and sponsorship dollars because it enhances our ability to focus on what drives event support and attendance: crafting robust agendas with timely topics and expert speakers."

DETAILS ON BOTH EVENTS WILL BE REVEALED SOON! 
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CLEAN ENERGY CONNECTION

June. 13, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • EVENT RE-CAP
    • SCCBEA Member Meeting & SC Clean Energy Policy Forum
  • SCCEBA SUMMIT GETS A NEW BRAND!
  • SAVE THE DATES!
    • November 7 - SC Clean Energy Conference
    • November 8 - SC Energy Law CLE
      Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Bonnie Loomis
  • CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Event Recap: SCCEBA Member Meeting & SC Clean Energy Policy Forum

Event Recap:
SCCEBA Member Meeting & SC Clean Energy Policy Forum

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"Look at all the different groups here in this room!
I had no idea y’all met together like this! This is great!"

Representative Mandy Powers-Norrell (D-Lancaster)

SCCEBA’s first-ever SC Clean Energy Policy Forum, held May 22 in Columbia, was a resounding success!  Close to 75 attendees heard first-hand from legislators, regulators, energy stakeholder groups and utilities on impacts expected by the recently passed SC Energy Freedom Act.

THANK YOU to venue host Weston Adams (Nelson Mullins law firm) and luncheon host Grant Reeves (The Intertech Group) for their generosity in covering event expenses, allowing all of the registration fees to be retained for SCCEBA operations.  As SCCEBA members learned during the Member Meeting preceding the Forum, SCCEBA’s small, 100% member-supported budget relies on event-driven revenue to meet expenses.  The Forum revenue is allowing SCCEBA to fully-fund the contract services of a virtual assistant to better manage our member and other information systems going forward.

And, GOOD NEWS! SCCEBA has decided to hold a Clean Energy Policy Forum EVERY MAYafter the adjournment of the legislative session with hopes that the Forum will serve as a staple in the SC energy policy discussion arena.


SCCEBA SUMMIT BECOMES
SC CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE

Powered by SCCEBA

SAVE THE DATES!

November 7, 2019
SC Clean Energy Conference powered by SCCEBA

November 8, 2019
SC Energy Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Venue for both: Darla Moore School of Business – Columbia, SC

Since inception, SCCEBA’s perennial gathering of SC clean energy advocates has been known as the “SCCEBA Annual Summit.” Beginning this year, the event will be known as the “SC Clean Energy Conference powered by SCCEBA.”

SCCEBA’s desire with this new brand is for the event to truly belong to the state, not just SCCEBA. To further this independent conference brand, SCCEBA will be inviting other South Carolina organizations to actively partner with us on conference content, ensuring that the agenda satisfies the clean energy information needs of different market segments and interest groups. And, to bring this independent presence to life, SCCEBA will soon launch a stand-alone conference website, so STAY TUNED for more information coming soon and...

SAVE THE DATES 11/7 & 11/8!


DUKE ENERGY RFP COMING

Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP)

  • To release NC community solar RFP July 3
  • Sign-up for notifications HERE or contact Stacy Phillips, Manager Distributed Energy Technology at 704-382-9399 or via Email.
  • Meanwhile, the companies’ SC community solar programs still have room for subscribers, mainly those with lower incomes.
  • The programs save residential customers money in less than two years (less than three for non-residential). Email Natasha Herting for more information.

Have you visited the SC Procurement Services website lately?
Clean energy business opportunities abound!

Energy Services Performance Contracting - Florence School District One

  • Submittal Due: July 17, 2019 - 2pm
  • Contact: Rusty Brunson, 843-673-1112 or via Email
  • Visit their website for more information

Residential Contractors for Weatherization Program - Waccamaw EOC

  • Submittal Due: December 30, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • Contact: Janice Wideman, 843-234-4100 ext. 227 or via Email
  • Visit their website for more information

HVAC & Control Energy Management System Replacement for Detention Center - Beaufort County

  • Submittal Due: July 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Contact: Dave Thomas, 843-255-2304 or Email
  • Visit their website (Purchasing Department page) for more information

 


 

CLEAN ENERGY CONNECTION

May. 10, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • POLICY PERSPECTIVE
    •  SC Energy Freedom Act
  • JOIN US ON MAY 22!
  • SAVE THE DATE
    • 2019 SC Clean Energy Conference
SC. Energy Freedom Act

SC ENERGY FREEDOM ACT OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES
IN LEGISLATIVE SESSION'S FINAL HOURS!


 

JOIN US ON MAY 22!

SCCEBA Member Meeting & Clean Energy Policy Forum

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nelson Mullins
1320 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

AGENDA

Subject to change as invited speakers are confirmed and based on legislative schedule, if any, for the day.

 

9:45 am: SCCEBA Member Meeting Registration Opens

10:00 am: SCCEBA Member Meeting

  • Recap of SCCEBA history
  • Overview of SCCEBA today
  • Overview of SCCEBA going forward
  • Member input on 2019 SC Clean Energy Conference

11:45 am: Clean Energy Policy Forum Registration Opens - Lunch is Available

12:00 pm: Opening Remarks

  • SCCEBA - Bonnie Loomis - Executive Director

12:10 pm: Overview of 2019 Energy Legislation 

  • Upstate Forever - Shelley Robbins - Energy & State Policy Director
  • TBA - Electric Cooperatives of SC

12:30 pm: Legislative & Regulatory Perspectives on the SC Energy Freedom Act & Other 2019 Energy Legislation

Legislator attendance is subject to change based on legislative schedule, if any, for the day.  

  • Senator Tom Davis
  • Senator Wes Climer
  • Senator Brad Hutto
  • Representative Peter McCoy
  • SC Office of Regulatory Staff - Nanette Edwards, Executive Director

1:00 pm: Break

1:15 pm: Stakeholder Perspectives on the SC Energy Freedom Act & Clean Energy Policy

  • SC Solar Business Alliance - Steffanie Dohn, Director of Government Affairs
  • Vote Solar - Thad Cully, Regional Director
  • Coastal Conservation League  - Alan Hancock - Energy & Climate Advocacy Director
  • SC Energy Users Committee - Scott Elliott - Elliott & Elliott Law Firm

2:00 pm: Break

2:15 pm: Clean Energy Program Updates

  • Duke Energy - Jason Martin, Director - Distributed Energy Technology
  • Central Electric - Scott Hammond - Member Programs Manager
  • Dominion Energy - Mark Furtick - Manager - Renewable Energy Program & Technical Services
  • Energy Office - Catherine Reed - Deputy Director - SC Office of Regulatory Staff 

3:00 pm: Closing Remarks

4:00 - 6:00pm: Clean Energy Networking 

  • JOIN US for informal, Dutch-treat networking to close out the day.
Rocks at Midlands Lounge
Columbia Marriott - Corner of Main & Hampton Streets

– Hosted by –

Nelson Mullins

 

– Lunch provided by –

The InterTech Group

 

SCCEBA MEMBERS $25 • NON-MEMBERS $50


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SC Clean Energy Conference

November 7, 2019
USC Darla Moore School of Business

1014 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29208