PowerSC Energy Resources and Economic Development Interagency Working Group
On June 9, 2023, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2023-18, establishing the PowerSC Energy Resources and Economic Development Interagency Working Group (PowerSC). PowerSC will work with the state's energy stakeholders to develop strategic plans to ensure South Carolina has the energy capacity to meet the needs of the state's record-breaking economic development and population growth.
PowerSC will play a critical role in various aspects of the state's energy future by assisting with developing an updated state energy plan with the Office of Regulatory Staff, facilitating additional coordination between the state's utility providers, and assessing opportunities to incorporate additional nuclear power production and natural gas pipeline or generation capacity.
In addition, PowerSC will identify opportunities to improve state licensing and permitting processes related to energy infrastructure, evaluate building codes to recommend modifications to enhance energy efficiency, and work with industry stakeholders, education providers, and other state agencies to evaluate supply gaps in the state's energy workforce.