October 11, 2018

Given the expected Tropical Storm impacts across our state from Hurricane Michael, SC Governor Henry McMaster today extended the State of Emergency that had been in place for our state since Hurricane Florence.  A copy of the Governor's emergency declaration is available on the SC Emergency Management Division's website.

The Governor's advice is to follow the lead of local officials, and the SCCEBA Board and I are heeding that advice, taking our cue from local school districts which have announced closures for tomorrow, and we are RESCHEDULING the 2018 SC Clean Energy Summit, including the pre-Summit Speakers & Sponsors reception this evening, to a date in November or December TBD. 

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause for some but believe this is the most prudent decision to make in light of the potential for high winds, rain, localized flooding and, increasingly, tornadoes throughout our state.  We also believe this decision best supports those Summit speakers, sponsors, attendees and others with power delivery roles, freeing them to appropriately focus on storm preparations and emergency operations.

As soon as possible, we will communicate to you our new date for the Summit.  We sincerely appreciate your interest in and support of this event and look forward to seeing you when the weather more safely allows!

Bonnie Loomis
Executive Director, SCCEBA

2018 Clean Energy Luncheon Sponsor and Keynote Speaker

2018 Clean Energy Summit Luncheon Sponsor

Keynote speaker


Chris Vlahoplus

Practice Lead Clean Tech & Sustainability
ScottMadden Management Consultants

As South Carolina moves beyond the expectation that new nuclear will be a major part of the state’s clean energy mix, there are many paths that can be taken.  Which one is “just right” for the Palmetto state?  Chris Vlahoplus with ScottMadden Management Consultants’ Energy Practice Group will highlight the good (and the not-so-good) paths taken in other states, offering key insights that can inform the continuing conversation among South Carolina energy, policy, and business leaders about “what’s next” in our clean energy future.

A management consultant to the energy and utility industry for over 27 years, Chris leads ScottMadden’s clean tech & sustainability practice area including a role as co-leader of the firm's nuclear consulting practice. He has assisted more than 45 companies focusing on strategic and business planning, electric generation business management, merger integration, organizational restructuring, and management models. He currently serves on the board of the Southeastern Wind Coalition and on the advisory board of the Duke University Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment.  Chris earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining ScottMadden, Chris worked in nuclear safety at Duke Power.  

SCCEBA advances South Carolina's clean energy economy

Our mission is to promote a business friendly environment in South Carolina for clean energy adoption and industry growth. 

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is a private, non-profit organization of individuals and clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to growing SC's clean energy economy by strengthening the business climate for clean energy industry through education and policy initiatives.