Dear SCCEBA Member,
Thank you for your past and continued support of our South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.
Since our inception nearly decade ago, SCCEBA has advocated for policies and provided information to encourage clean energy innovation and economic development. We strive to be a collaborative organization that supports sustainable energy policies in harmony with our environment.
We are grateful for our diverse membership, and the past leaders who helped make SCCEBA’s annual Clean Energy Summit South Carolina’s signature energy forum and shaped our regional Business Roundtable events into valuable opportunities for information sharing. It is important for many voices from the diverse sectors of our economy - commercial and industrial; municipal, state, and federal; residential and non-profit - to engage together in developing policies that have broad support and are devoid of narrow interests. We are grateful for your participation in and being part of this collaboration to date.
With the new year, Todd Delello ended his six-year term as SCCEBA Board Chair. Todd’s focus on establishing a business and economic development mission for SCCEBA sharpened our organization’s focus on SC clean energy policies rather than national initiatives. Under Todd’s long leadership tenure, SCCEBA also became entirely reliant on state-based membership support, rather than grants from national groups. The entire Board and I extend our gratitude and appreciation to Todd for his leadership. Through his contributions to SCCEBA, our organization is well-positioned to voice sensible state-level policies that create a market for innovative products and devices in a new age of energy.
Grant Reeves, Senior Vice-President - The InterTech Group, will step up from Treasurer to become SCCEBA’s new Board Chair. He will be joined by Weston Adams, Partner - Nelson Mullins law firm, as Co-Chair. And, Robert (Bob) Long, retired SCE&G, will become our new Treasurer.
Already, the 2019 legislative session brings a variety of bills that impact the commercial interests and jurisdiction of our members. How these proposed bills would change the framework of 2014’s Distributed Energy Resource Program Act affects everyone in our state. SCCEBA will listen to our members, draw on our collective firsthand experience and provide a forum for public discourse as these bills are debated.
The new year also welcomes Dominion Energy to our state energy stakeholder conversations, just as efforts to move past the VC Summer project continue to weigh on Santee Cooper. As energy professionals and leaders, we will work together to achieve a positive outcome during these transitions.
Your membership renewal and continued financial support of SCCEBA is crucial for us to continue. We greatly appreciate your ongoing commitment to our organization and to clean energy in South Carolina.