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by Julia Pyper
November 04, 2016

In April 2014, the South Carolina legislature unanimously passed a bill to create a voluntary Distributed Energy Resource Program. In March 2015, the public utilities commission approved a comprehensive settlement agreement reached among electricity stakeholders in South Carolina that was designed to jumpstart the state’s solar market.

As part of the settlement, utilities agreed to offer net energy metering at the full retail rate, and agreed not to impose new charges or fees upon customer generators until the agreement expires on January...