Southeast Energy News

South Carolina Senate votes to repeal nuclear plant law

NUCLEAR: The South Carolina Senate votes to repeal the Base Load Control Act, a 2007 law that allows utilities to charge ratepayers for projects such as the failed VC Summer nuclear plant before they generate power. (WIS)

MORE: Santee Cooper paid nearly $9 million in bonuses to SCANA executives and managers for their performance on the failed nuclear project. (The State)

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BIOGAS: A first-of-its-kind biogas microgrid in North Carolina combines solar, biogas from hog waste, and battery storage to power a farm and neighboring homes. (Southeast Energy News)

SOLAR: Duke Energy’s solar rebate program has provided more than $50 million in rebates to South Carolina customers since 2014, the utility says. (Upstate Business Journal)  

NATURAL GAS: Florida regulators approve two natural gas-fired power plants, and a Florida-based company announces a new gas-fired plant in South Carolina. (POWER Magazine)

UTILITIES: Critics say Tennessee Valley Authority’s proposed rate change would disincentivize efficient energy practices, but the utility says “misinformation” is circulating about it. (WKMS)

PIPELINES:
• At Dominion Energy’s annual shareholder meeting, Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponents air grievances to the company’s CEO, who said some of protesters’ facts “just don’t comport with reality.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
• Virginia and West Virginia landowners’ lawsuit to keep Mountain Valley Pipeline developers off their land heads to an appeals court today. (Associated Press)

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OVERSIGHT: Campaign finance records show Georgia Power and Southern Company have poured money into Tricia Pridemore’s campaign to keep her on the Public Service Commission. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

COMMENTARY: On the last day of the legislative session, South Carolina lawmakers need to give relief to ratepayers over the failed nuclear project, an editorial board says. (Post & Courier)

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