South Carolina Electric signs new solar power purchase deals

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) recently filed with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina a total of 12 newly-signed Power Purchase Agreements for new solar projects.

One April 22 application covers a renewable Power Purchase Agreement between SCE&G and Haley Solar LLC. SCE&G and Haley Solar entered into the Renewable PPA on April 12. SCE&G requests that the commission accept the Renewable PPA for filing because its terms comply with the intent of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and the provisions of commission orders.

Haley Solar intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic  facility at a site in Allendale, South Carolina. The Haley Solar Facility, which will count toward the utility-scale capacity goals in SCE&G’s Distributed Energy Resource Plan approved by the commission, will be classified as a qualifying facility under the rules and regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Haley Solar Facility will have a nameplate rating of 8.16 MW (ac) and anticipated average annual net generation of 20,396.8 megawatt-hours (MVVh).

  • Another April 22 application covers another PURPA project of Swamp Fox Solar LLC. SCE&G and Swamp Fox Solar entered into the Renewable PPA on April 12. Swamp Fox Solar intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic facility at a site in Pelion, South Carolina, with a nameplate rating of 10.88 MW (ac) and anticipated average annual net generation of 26,612.4 MWh.
  • Another example April 22 filing covers a Renewable PPA between SCE&G and Cameron Solar II LLC. SCE&G and Cameron Solar II entered into the Renewable PPA on April 12. Cameron Solar II intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic facility at a site outside of Cameron, South Carolina, with a nameplate rating of 4.08 MW (ac) and anticipated average annual net generation of 10,096.45 MWh.
  • Another Renewable PPA signed on April 12 is with Barnwell Solar LLC. Barnwell Solar intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic facility at a site in Barnwell, South Carolina, with a nameplate rating of 5.44 MW (ac) and anticipated average annual net generation of 13,403.3 MWh.
  • There is a Renewable PPA signed April 12 between SCE&G and Saluda Solar II LLC. Saluda Solar II intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic facility at a site in Saluda, South Carolina, with a nameplate rating of 3.4 MW (ac) and anticipated average annual net generation of 8,413 MWh.

Details of these PPAs are heavily redacted. In each of these five example cases, the PPAs are signed by David Bunge as vice president of each project company.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.