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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 02:35 PM

South Carolina solar industry seeks to 'disqualify' consulting firm with deep ties to utilities

The solar industry and several environmental organizations want South Carolinaís utility regulators to drop a consulting firm with deep ties to the stateís largest investor-owned utilities.

The South Carolina Solar Business Alliance and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy were among the groups that sent letters to the S.C. Public Service Commission on Monday asking the panel to reconsider its contract with Pegasus Global Holdings.

The consulting firm was hand picked by the stateís seven utility commissioners, and is currently tasked with helping to set the prices big power companies will pay for electricity generated by independent solar providers.

The problem is that Pegasus and one of the firmís top leaders have a history with Duke Energy and Dominion Energy, the two investor-owned electric utilities operating in South Carolina.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/business/sc-solar-industry-seeks-to-disqualify-consulting-firm-with-deep/article_c3053988-b782-11e9-8e7b-4f7274fe09c3.html

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