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South Carolina advances bill that could spur gas power for Duke, Dominion utilities, hamper solar

April 9, 2024

South Carolina lawmakers are advancing sweeping energy legislation that could spur gas-fired development for Santee Cooper and Dominion Energy and Duke Energy utilities, while potentially hampering solar development in the state.

Renewable energy developers such as EnergyRe and Pine Gate Renewables want the legislation to require the utilities to acquire the roughly 8 GW of solar that is included in their approved integrated resource plans, with offramps if solar prices increase and the resource is no longer cost-effective.

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