Two state-of-the-art wind turbine drivetrain test facilities are now open for business: the Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility in South Carolina and a National Renewable Energy Laboratory dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.
York Electric Cooperative, Inc. (YEC) offers a $400 rebate to members who install a dual fuel heat pump in homes or businesses. The rebates are for primary residence and/or commercial and industrial locations. The incentive is for the property owner only, meaning that renters/tenants are not eligible. For owners of manufactured homes to receive incentives they must own the home and the property on which it is located. The application form, which is located on the program web site, should be filled out, signed, and turned in to YEC’s Key Accounts Representative.
The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for formulating and establishing a comprehensive water resources policy for the State, developing and establishing policies and programs to resolve problems of water resource use, reviewing state and federal projects relevant to water resource use, and developing recommendations for water legislation. In performing its duties, the Department of Natural resources will give consideration to the need for adequate water resources for residential, industrial, and commercial needs, hydropower development, and watershed protection.
This legislation applies to electric generating plants and associated facilities designed for or capable of operation at a capacity of more than 75 MW. A certificate from the Public Service Commission is required prior to the construction of such facilities. Some exemptions, including for hydroelectric generating facilities licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, apply.
This Act sets general restrictions and permitting requirements on activities with the potential to disturb land and therefore contribute to erosion and sediment and alter stormwater runoff. Prior to engaging in such activities, persons must submit a stormwater management and sediment control plan to the Department of Health and Environmental Control or another appropriate implementing agency and receive a permit to proceed.
In June 2007, South Carolina enacted legislation (the Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act of 2007) to promote effective energy and environmental standards for construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings in the state; to improve the state's capacity to design, build and operate high-performance buildings; to create new jobs; and to increase the state's energy independence.
This legislation confers the rights and privileges of telegraph and telephone companies (S.C. Code 58-9) on pipeline and water companies, and contains several additional provisions pertaining to the operation of water and gas companies.
Surface water withdrawals exceeding three million gallons during any one month require a permit; a permit will only be granted if the Department of Health and Environmental Control determines that the proposed water use is reasonable. Some exemptions, including for emergency withdrawals, instream mining operations, and hydropower generation, apply. This legislation contains information on permitting, registration, and reporting requirements, and addresses interbasin water transfer, construction notices, and temporary permits.