Al Babinicz was Presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation

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Al Babinicz was Presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation to Implement SC Clean Transportation by South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance

October 11, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. –  Last month, at the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit, Al Babinicz, the CEO/GM of the Clemson Area Transit System (Catbus), was presented with an Award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation to Implement S.C. Clean Transportation by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA).

SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy business interests dedicated to advocating for sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. SCCEBA recognizes organizations and individuals that have made significant contributions toward developing South Carolina's clean energy economy.

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SCE&G Presented with Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for its Solar Programs

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Sept. 21, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) presented South Carolina Electric & Gas Company with its Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award at the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit today. SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy leaders and supporters dedicated to advocating sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. It recognizes...

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Brian Harvey of Hannah Solar Government Services Joins South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance Board

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September 4, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. – Brian Harvey, with Hannah Solar Government Services, has joined the board of the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA).  SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to advocating for public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. 

Mr. Harvey originates and develops commercial and industrial solar energy projects for Hannah Solar Government Services. Prior to joining HSGS, Brian was the Vice President of Project Development for a solar development company where he was in charge of land acquisition and pre-development planning for utility-scale solar facilities in Massachusetts. His past tenures also include key positions in the real estate, construction and investment advisory industries

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S.C. Clean Energy Leaders Met and Discussed Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide spoke to the group about C-PACE.

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide spoke to the group about C-PACE.

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S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance is Hopeful for 2018 Legislature Approval

August 8, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  Last week, more than 60 clean energy industry business leaders met in Columbia, S.C. to discuss Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy financing or C-PACE financing.

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide spoke to the group about C-PACE.  He explained how the innovative financing is helping commercial building owners finance clean energy upgrades to improve their building stock and save on energy costs. He highlighted how C-PACE is being used a new financing tool for new construction in active C-PACE markets.   

Patricia Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA, gave a legislative update on C-PACE and SCCEBA Board Members, Brad Van Meter, Account Manager, Comprehensive Solutions TRANE Carolinas, and Douglas Webster, Senior Associate, Global Energy & Sustainability Proactive Group, CBRE, addressed attendee’s concerns and questions during a Q & A.  

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SCCEBA to Host Business Roundtable on C-PACE

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July 26, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is set to host a Business Roundtable meeting on Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy or C-PACE on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the AGAPE Conference Center in Columbia, S.C.  

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide will present at the meeting.  He will highlight the basics of C-PACE and how the innovative financing can help commercial building owners finance clean energy upgrades to improve their building stock and save on energy costs.

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Clean Energy Professionals Talk Energy Storage at Flex Columbia in West Columbia, S.C. 

Energy Storage is Looking to be the Next Big Technology Boom in Clean Energy

Energy Storage is Looking to be the Next Big Technology Boom in Clean Energy

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June 14, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  Last Thursday, the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA), hosted an Energy Storage Business Roundtable at the Flex facility in West Columbia.

Nearly 70 clean energy industry leaders convened to discuss advances and opportunities in energy storage technology and markets with highlights of how energy storage is becoming an increasingly important element in electricity/energy systems because...

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Business Roundtable on Thursday, June 8, 2017

SCCEBA to Host Sold Out Business Roundtable on Energy Storage

June 6, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is hosting an Energy Storage Business Roundtable on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Flextronics International in West Columbia.

SCCEBA is hosting the Roundtable in partnership with Flextronics International, ABB, Nelson Mullins, and Shealy Electrical Wholesalers/Border States.  Attendees will learn how energy storage is becoming an increasingly important element in electricity and energy systems to improve cost savings, shave peak demand, increase use of renewable power and contribute to optimal use of grid assets.

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WaterFurnace International, Inc. Names Steve Weitzel, Territory Manager of the Year

Steve Weizel, Territory Manager of the Year for WaterFurnace 

Steve Weizel, Territory Manager of the Year for WaterFurnace 

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May 2, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. - SC Clean Energy Business Alliance, Columbia, SC – WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, recently named Steve Weitzel of Blythewood, S.C., Territory Manager of the Year at the 2017 WaterFurnace Annual Sales Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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Adger Solar To Build South Carolina’s Largest Solar Farm in Jasper County

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Adger Solar recently announced its first two solar generating projects in Jasper County, S.C., as part of a transaction with Dominion (NYSE: D).  A 71.4 megawatt solar farm will be S.C.’s largest and a companion 10 megawatt array are both expected to enter service in 2017 through power purchase agreements (PPA) with South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). The Jasper projects were recently acquired by Dominion. 

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ADVANCED ENERGY IS BIGGER THAN EVER

Advanced energy is a $1.4 trillion global industry, almost twice the size of the global airline industry, and nearly equal to worldwide apparel revenue.

The U.S. advanced energy industry generates $200 billion in revenue, nearly double beer sales, equal to pharmaceutical manufacturing, and approaching wholesale consumer electronics.

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You can download the full report by visiting the Advanced Energy Economy website HERE.

In the six years that AEE has been tracking, advanced energy in the United States has grown by an average of 5% annually for a total of 28% compared to 2011. Growth last year was 1%, primarily due to the effect of low oil and corn feedstock prices on ethanol revenue.
Without ethanol, U.S. advanced energy grew 5% in 2016, three times faster than U.S. GDP (1.6%).


2016 U.S.
NOTABLE GROWTH

REVENUE GROWTH

$5 BILLION
in building efficiency

$3.9 BILLION
in advanced electricity
generation

 

PERCENTAGE GROWTH

48%

in electric vehicles

54%

in energy storage

30%

in solar PV

21%

in fuel cell generators

WHAT IS ADVANCED ENERGY?

$1.4 TRILLION

global industry revenue

$200 BILLION

U.S. industry revenue

3.3 MILLION

U.S. advanced energy jobs

As defined by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business association, advanced energy is a broad range of technologies, products, and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. Prepared by Navigant Research,
Advanced Energy Now 2017 Market Report is the fifth annual report of market size, by
revenue, of the advanced energy industry
worldwide and in the United States. The industry is broken into seven segments:

  • BUILDING EFFICIENCY
  • ELECTRICITY DELIVERY & MANAGEMENT
  • ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION
  • ADVANCED FUEL PRODUCTION
  • ADVANCED INDUSTRY
  • ADVANCED FUEL DELIVERY
  • ADVANCED ELECTRICITY GENERATION

U.S. Advanced Electricity Generation was up
8% in revenue, or $3.9 billion, led by solar PV, which capped off five years of growth with a 30% surge, to $24.9 billion in 2016. U.S. Wind revenue held relatively steady at $14.1 billion – a welcome change from the boom-and-bust pattern from earlier in the decade. Sales of fuel cells for onsite power jumped 21% to $373 million.

Overall U.S. Building Efficiency products and services grew 8%, or $5 billion, led by energy efficient lighting and commercial building retrofits, both up 7% reaching $26.4 billion and $8.4 billion, respectively.

In U.S. Transportation, Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) revenue has grown tenfold over five years, from $700 million in 2011 to $7.8 billion in 2016, and 48% over 2015, as all-electric alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles caught on in the marketplace. Under pressure from low gasoline prices, however, hybrid electric vehicles saw revenue fall for the third straight year, dropping 11% to $8.9 billion. If this trend continues, revenue from PEVs may surge past hybrid vehicles in 2017. Energy storage also had another big year, with revenue jumping 54% to $427 million in the U.S.

Under price pressure from low prices of both oil and corn stock, revenue from ethanol fuel fell by nearly $7 billion, or 24%, to $20.6 billion despite steady production levels. For the second year in a row, declines in ethanol revenue counter-balanced nearly all the growth in other advanced energy market segments. Revenue from ethanol has dropped by half from its 2012 peak of $40 billion.

Clean Energy Industry is Growing South Carolina’s Economy

2016 SC Clean Energy Industry Census Reports $3.8 Billion Annual Gross Revenues in S.C.

February 21, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) has published its 2016 S.C. Clean Energy Industry Census. The Census concludes that 350 clean energy firms provide more than 18,000 full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) and generate more than $3.8 billion in annual gross revenues for the state of South Carolina.

“The goal of the Census is to quantify clean energy firms working in South Carolina and to measure their impact on our State’s economy,” said Patricia Pierce, SCCEBA Executive Director. “SCCEBA looks forward to sharing the Census results with S.C. decision makers, economic developers, and our clean energy industry partners to further develop programs and policies that will support continued growth in S.C.’s clean energy industry.”

The Census details clean energy industry data as self-reported on employment, revenue, firms and their activities:

  • 350 clean energy firms provide 18,004 full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) and generate more than $3.8 billion in annual gross revenues.
  • Clean Energy annual gross revenue increased 41%--$2.7 billion in 2015 to $3.8 billion in 2016.
  • Clean Energy Firms increased 79%--an estimated 195 clean energy firms worked in S.C. in 2015 and 350 in 2016.
  • Clean Energy Employment increased 110%--8,577 FTEs in 2015 to 18,004 FTEs in 2016.

Building Efficiency (30%) and Solar (18%) represent almost half of all clean energy firms working in South Carolina. Market percentage of other clean energy sectors include: Biomass/Biofuels (13%), Wind (9%), Geothermal (7%), Alternative Fuel Vehicles (7%), Energy Storage (6%), Smart Grid (5%), Fuel Cells (3%), and Hydropower/Marine (3%).

The Building Efficiency sector dominates clean energy employment providing more than half of all clean energy jobs--55% or 9,828 FTES—and generating more than $1 billion in revenue.

Geothermal is the fastest growing revenue sector generating $92 million for S.C.’s clean energy economy up 367% since 2015 and the fastest growing sector adding firms since 2015, from 13 to 35 in 2016, a 169% increase.

SCCEBA partnered with the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) in 2016 to conduct the census with support from the Energy Foundation. Information about employment, revenue, and the general business climate was provided directly by firms operating in the industry. Data in the report is presented in aggregate to protect the privacy of responding firms, and it includes a conservative modeling of firms that did not respond but that are anticipated to be active in S.C.

“The Census is a valuable resource for stakeholders,” said Todd Delello, SCCEBA Board Chairman. “It gives us a snapshot of the clean energy industry and illustrates that it is broad based and a major contributor to S.C.’s economy.”

SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is working to build a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.

Weston Adams III of Nelson Mullins Joins the SCCEBA Board

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Weston Adams III

December 16, 2016 – Columbia, S.C. – Weston Adams III, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, has joined the board of the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA).  SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to advocating sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina.

Mr. Adams co-chairs Nelson Mullins' Energy Industry Group and practices environmental, energy, and appellate law.  He serves on the S.C. Chamber of Commerce Environmental Technical Committee and is former board member and chairman of the S.C. Conservation Bank Commission that, during his time on the commission, provided state funding for the permanent conservation of more than 250,000 acres of land in South Carolina. 

“We are excited to have Weston join SCCEBA’s Board.  Weston brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in environmental and energy law which will help guide SCCEBA as it develops policies and programs to help grow S.C.’s clean energy economy,” said Patty Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA.

“Bringing Weston onto the SCCEBA Board recognizes the invaluable contributions and support he has provided SCCEBA since he began serving as a Business Advisor to SCCEBA in September, 2015,” said Todd Delello, Chairman of the SCCEBA Board and Renewable Energy Manager of Gregory Electric. “We look forward to working with Weston as a member of the SCCEBA Board.”

“Weston was an early believer in a clean energy vision compatible with a sensible transition and collaboration with existing infrastructure. His insight and calm reasoning will be an excellent addition to our board. We are fortunate to have Weston join our team,” said Grant Reeves, Vice-Chairman of the SCCEBA Board and Senior Vice President of The InterTech Group.

Mr. Adams has acted as lead counsel on the development of a 51 MW biomass renewable energy facility. He has served as lead counsel on the development of solar energy facilities in Maryland, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.  He has also acted as lead counsel for a U.S. facility obtaining Green-e approval to certify the client’s facility energy qualified as renewable under the Green-E Energy National Standard. 

“Weston is a leader in the energy economic development community. The experience and expertise he brings to SCCEBA will help us navigate the challenges of local, state, and federal energy law,” said Patty Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA.  

SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is working to build a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.

SCCEBA Business Roundtable: C-PACE Financing Opportunities for South Carolina

December 12, 2016 - Columbia, S.C. -  The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) hosted a Business Roundtable to discuss Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) on Wednesday, December 8, 2016 at the TRANE Carolina’s office in West Columbia, S.C.

Ethan Elser, Vice President, PACE Equity  

Ethan Elser, Vice President, PACE Equity

 

More than 60 attendees representing commercial lenders, private property owners, developers, energy efficiency and renewable energy businesses, state and local governments participated at the roundtable.  Attendees came from as far away as New York, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and rural and urban communities in South Carolina to learn about C-PACE.

Ethan Elser, Vice President of PACE Equity, highlighted how C-PACE makes it possible for owners of commercial, industrial, agricultural, multifamily, and nonprofit properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for high performance energy and water efficiency and renewable energy building upgrades. These improvements in turn increase property values, protect local tax bases, increase local economic activity, and promote the general welfare of communities. 

“It was exciting to be in West Columbia to educate a wide variety of stakeholders about the opportunities C-PACE has to offer South Carolina. PACE Equity is thrilled about the response from the roundtable.  We look forward to working with SCCEBA to enact legislation and bring building investment and jobs to South Carolina,” Elser said.

Two SCCEBA Board members, Brad Van Meter, Comprehensive Solutions Account Manager of TRANE Carolinas and Doug Webster, Senior Associate of CBRE’s Global Energy and Sustainability Practice Group also participated in a panel discussion.

Doug Webster said, “As the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings, CBRE has both a responsibility and an opportunity to influence the way buildings are built, sourced, managed and occupied.  Our clients rely on us to provide them with innovative, sustainable and financially aggressive energy efficient solutions.  C-PACE is an excellent financial model for building owners and property managers to make significant energy improvements immediately without having to spend out of pocket dollars.  It’s about values and creating sustainable value.”

“If you’re a county representative, commercial lender, energy services company or commercial property owner, the roundtable discussion certainly demonstrated how C-PACE can increase the value of your building assets, increase your tenant occupancy, reduce your carbon footprint and overall ownership and operations costs associated with the C-PACE investment,” said Brad Van Meter.

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SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been tasked with building a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.

 
 
December 8 C-PACE Business Roundtable at TRANE Carolinas  

December 8 C-PACE Business Roundtable at TRANE Carolinas

 

Roundtable Discussion on Community Solar Relocated to Larger Venue

Those interested in learning about community solar programs are invited to attend

October 12, 2016 – Charleston, S.C. – The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) announced a venue change for its upcoming Business Roundtable on Community Solar Programs due to an overwhelming interest on the topic.

“We opened registration for this event and filled up our original space at The InterTech Group very quickly,” said Patty Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA.  “Therefore, we decided to move to a larger venue where we could accommodate everyone who wants to attend to learn about South Carolina’s new community solar programs that are being introduced by South Carolina’s utilities.”

SCCEBA has partnered with The InterTech Group and Shealy Electrical Wholesalers to host the roundtable discussion that will focus on the development of Community Solar Programs in South Carolina.  The meeting will now be held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center, located at 4800 Park Circle, in North Charleston, S.C. 

Attendees will be informed on the latest information pertaining to community solar programs that are being developed by Duke Energy, SCE&G, The Electric Cooperatives of SC and Santee Cooper. This discussion will allow for a better understanding of how community solar programs will benefit our community economically, as well as environmentally, and attendees will be able to offer input and ask questions. 

“The concept and practice of community solar is very new to our state and across the country,” said Grant Reeves, Senior Vice President of The InterTech Group.  “We want this forum will be an engaging, educational experience that will help us all better understand the benefits and opportunity community solar creates for broader participation in the use of clean energy.”

Registration for the Business Roundtable is now open. The meeting is free and lunch is included.  You can register by visiting www.SCCEBA.org

SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been tasked with building a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.

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SCCEBA Member Unveils South Carolina’s Largest Solar Powered Flea Market

Southern Current Coordinates with SCE&G and Coastal Carolina Flea Market on the Solar Project

September 28, 2016 – Last week, Charleston, S.C. based Southern Current, in partnership with Coastal Carolina Flea Market and SCE&G, held an unveiling of the largest privately owned, self-financed solar-power installation on the SCE&G power grid in South Carolina.

The unveiling of the solar powered flea market happened on September 22, 2016 in Ladson, South Carolina. The 228.47 kilowatt commercial solar project took roughly six months to complete.  The solar electricity generated from the 737 roof-mounted solar panels and 18 inverters will offset 82 percent of the market’s current electrical costs.

“The Coastal Carolina Flea Market project was very inspiring for me,” said Greg White, chief construction officer of Southern Current. “To have a local customer recognize the value of solar energy, and get the opportunity to partner with SCE&G on the project helped demonstrate what is possible for residents and businesses across South Carolina.”

Dan Davis, president of Coastal Carolina Properties, the company that owns and operates the Coastal Carolina Flea Market, was intent on owning the panels himself, instead of leasing. Although the investment had a steep up-front cost, Southern Current expects the system to generate $45,000 annually for Mr. Davis.

“First and foremost, this was a smart business decision for me, I’m saving money while reducing my carbon footprint,” said Davis.  “I wanted to own the panels so I could receive all of the benefits of ownership. This month, I saw a 34 percent savings on my bill and the panels had only been installed and operating for half of the billing cycle.”

The installation was completed by the professionally licensed staff of Southern Current as well as help from South Carolina Energy and Gas.

"This project is very unique," said Daniel Kassis, vice president of renewables at SCE&G. "To date, this is going to be the largest privately-owned, self-financed solar installation on our grid that utilizes the SCE&G bill credit incentive.”

“It is this type of partnership and collaboration that SCCEBA hopes will serve as a positive example to other businesses considering clean energy investments,” said Patricia Pierce, Executive Director of the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.  “The Coastal Carolina Flea Market project demonstrates that solar investments can improve a company’s bottom line while also helping meet overall sustainability goals.” 

SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been tasked with building a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.

Roundtable Discussion Held About the Future of Clean Energy Transportation in South Carolina

SCCEBA Works to Build a Clean Energy Transportation Plan for S.C.

August 30, 2016 – Columbia, S.C. – On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, clean energy representatives and thought leaders from all over North and South Carolina came together in Cayce, S.C. at the SCANA headquarters to talk about the future of clean transportation in South Carolina.

The meeting was hosted by the South Carolina Clean Energy Alliance (SCCEBA) and SCANA to help create synergy and generate ideas to help build a plan for clean transportation in S.C.  The group of more than 50 individuals discussed ideas and thoughts on “best practices” and brainstormed a vision for a “desired state” of clean transportation in S.C. 

“The Roundtable offered stakeholders representing state and local government agencies, fleet managers, alternative fuel producers, manufacturers of clean energy technologies, clean energy nonprofit advocates, natural gas and electric utilities, energy efficiency and solar businesses a forum to collaborate on needs, issues, barriers and opportunities for a clean transportation consumer market in S.C.,” said Bob Long, SCCEBA Board Member. 

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The group discussed numerous ways in which S.C. could create clean energy transportation opportunities and how to move our state’s clean transportation economy forward.  Many “best practice” ideas were brought to the table to reduce fossil fuel consumption.  Some strategies include the use of biofuels for trucks, fleets and school buses, creating strong educational outreach programs, establishing public/private partnerships for EV charging stations, expanding bike paths, and encouraging greater use of container and light rail systems.

Halfway through the meeting the discussion shifted to what the “desired state” could be, and in listening, one could begin to envision what the future could look like in S.C.  Attendees spoke about a future where more electric vehicles travelled S.C. roads, with strategically placed charging networks along highway corridors and business centers, and greater integrated public transportation systems.  Ideas of fuel stations with multiple options for alternative fuel and potentially infrastructure where new housing developments are built with electronic charging stations in every home and workplace. Those were just a few of the many progressive ideas the group brought to the table.

“SCCEBA is working to develop a Clean Transportation Plan for S.C.,” said Long. “That plan will result from meetings like this, surveying and studying national best practices and collaborating with stakeholders, agencies and thought leaders to define a vision for our state.”

“We are very thankful to all of the experts in clean energy technology and planning who offered their time and knowledge to participate in our roundtable discussion,” said Todd Delello, Chairman of the SCCEBA.  “Their input will be invaluable as SCCEBA moves forward and develops its clean transportation plan that will highlight best practices and frame the desired state for SC’s clean transportation economy.”

SCCEBA will be hosting another Business Roundtable on October 26, 2016 in North Charleston on Community Solar Programs.  It is a free event and registration will open on September 1, 2016.  For more information and to register, visit www.SCCEBA.org.

SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been tasked with building a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.

SCCEBA Member Supports Clean Transportation with Level Three Electric Charging Stations

SPINX Co. Adds Electric Charging Stations to Seven of its South Carolina Locations

August 22, 2016 – Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance member, Spinx Co., recently added Level 3 electric charging stations to seven of its South Carolina convenience stores.

The charging stations can charge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes.  These new Spinx charging stations are part of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program, where eligible Nissan Leaf owners receive 24 months of complimentary public charging.  Although, these charging stations can be used for any electric vehicle, provided the owner has their vehicle specific charging port. 

“Having easily accessible electric vehicle charging stations across SC from the Upstate to our coast is essential. Convenience and ease of use is what will encourage consumers to invest in electric vehicles,” said Patricia Pierce, Executive Director of the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.  “We are proud to have the Spinx Co. as member of SCCEBA because they are and have been a leader in growing SC’s clean energy economy and helping SC achieve positive strides in creating clean transportation corridors in our state.”

On July 12, Spinx hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at its store at 901 on Marue Drive in Greenville.  In addition, they have added Level 3 chargers at the following locations. 

  • 8001 Broad River Road, Irmo
  • 1414 E. Washington Street, Greenville
  • 697 Fairview Road, Simpsonville
  • 7495 Augusta Road, Piedmont
  • 1504 Boiling Springs Road, Spartanburg
  • 9636 Highway Station 78, Ladson

 

Spinx has for decades been a leader in offering alternative fueling options to South Carolinians.  

“The Spinx vision is to always be the friendly company that makes people’s lives easier, and our mission is to fulfill people’s everyday needs. Now, more than ever, there is a need for clean energy and for easier access to alternative fuel solutions. Remaining true to the Spinx mission and vision meant expanding our services to meet all of our customers’ needs. We’re proud to be involved with SCCEBA because of their goals to expand clean energy and better serve our state,” said Stewart Spinks, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Spinx Company. 
Stewart Spinks, center

Stewart Spinks, center

Spinx is a member of the SCCEBA along with many other companies who are working to improve the clean energy economy in South Carolina.  On August 24, 2016 SCCEBA is hosting a Business Roundtable from 11:30 to 2:30 at SCANA Headquarters to discuss the desired state of clean transportation in South Carolina.  The event is free, but attendees are required to register in advance online by visiting SCCEBA.org.


SCCEBA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been tasked with building a broad-based business alliance that fosters the development of a clean energy industry in S.C. SCCEBA is a cooperative enterprise for clean energy supply chain development in S.C. For more information, visit scceba.org.