American energy company Duke Energy has announced its plans to roll out a 150MW renewable energy program in South Carolina, US.
If approved, Duke Energy stated that out of the 150MW, 113MW will be reserved for its consumers in Carolinas and the remaining 37MW will be reserved for Duke Energy Progress customers in the Pee Dee region including Florence and Sumter counties.
This proposed program, known as Green Source Advantage, will offer large nonresidential customers the option to secure solar or other renewable energy to satisfy their sustainability goals.
The program is yet to receive approval from the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) before the company can begin development of the project.
As per the company, the program will offer its large business customers in South Carolina, an opportunity to participate in a renewable energy program where they receive bill credits for energy produced by a solar site not located on the customers’ premises.
The program will also let customers retain the renewable energy certificates (RECs) produced by the energy company.
Duke Energy South Carolina president Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe said: “We’ve received significant interest from our large commercial and industrial customers in offering programs that help them meet their sustainability goals.
“The Green Source Advantage program will leverage renewable energy options to do just that.”
In July, Duke Energy launched a new option for South Carolina customers that will enable them to share economic benefits from the output of a single solar facility. The option provides customers with another choice that will continue to grow renewable energy in South Carolina.
The company has also announced plans to add 680MW of new renewable energy capacity in the Carolinas to increase its diverse energy mix. At peak production, the new solar capacity is expected to power more than 100,000 homes.
Employing nearly 9,000 employees, Duke Energy has a generating capacity of 49,500MW. The company’s Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves about 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina,Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.