Conway - Green Power Purchasing (South Carolina)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place South Carolina

Name Conway - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Landfill Gas
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs





















Percent Renewables 10,000 kWh per month























Website http://www.santeecooper.com/greenpower/newsroom/releases/news_2002_0422.html
Date added to DSIRE 2003-07-09
Last DSIRE Review 2007-06-12



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Under Santee Cooper's Green Power program, Conway is the state's second "Green Power City." Conway is purchasing 50 200-kWh blocks of electricity per month. The green power is produced by a methane-fueled generating station at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority's landfill, located outside Conway off S.C. Highway 90. Currently, there are seven cities purchasing green power from Santee Cooper.

In addition to the cities, other customers are also purchasing green power. Residential customers may purchase green power in 100-kWh blocks for a premium of $3.00. The price for businesses is based on overall power consumption. "Green Power Partners" are commercial customers who have agreed to purchase a specific percentage of their overall annual electric usage from the Green Power Program, typically between 2% and 5%. All revenue from the sale of green power is used to fund additional renewable energy projects. To date, residential and commercial customers have purchased more than 9,000 100-kWh blocks of green power. Additionally, more than 200 businesses have signed on as Green Power Partners in Horry, Georgetown and Berkeley counties.

Santee Cooper's Green Power Program was launched in September of 2001. The Green Power Program is Green-e accredited. 19 of the state's 20 electric cooperatives participate. The resources are >99% landfill gas (methane) and <1% solar. Santee Cooper owns all renewable generation, currently 3 landfills and 1 solar demonstration project for a total of 14.2 megawatts.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Steve Thomas
Department City of Conway

Address PO Box 1075

Place Conway, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29528
Phone (843) 248-1760


Email sthomas@cityofconway.com
Website http://www.cityofconway.com/
Contact Name Ed Bodie
Department Santee Cooper

Address 305A Gardner Lacy Road

Place Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29579
Phone (843) 761-8000 Ext:3205
Phone 2 (843) 347-3399

Email esbodie@santeecooper.com
Website http://www.santeecooper.com
     

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"