Lawmakers to announce energy reform bills

Lawmakers Hold Press Conference on Filing of

Bills Focused on Energy Competition

Bills aim to open competition and give freedom of choice to consumers.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lawmakers will gather at 10am on Thursday, January 19, to present details on bills filed in the Senate (S.332) and House (TBD) that will inject competition into every aspect of the energy marketplace. Sponsored by Senator Tom Davis and Rep. Peter McCoy, the bills include measures that would increase transparency, modify net metering policies, allow solar energy to compete on the open energy market, and provide a way for lower-income residents to take advantage of low-cost solar energy.

The press conference will be held January 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Statehouse lobby on the first floor. Representative Nathan Ballentine co-chair of the SC Energy Caucus will host as emcee, and speakers include Representatives Peter McCoy and Bobby Cox, Senator John Matthews, and Senator Tom Davis.

The speakers will be joined by fellow lawmakers, solar industry groups, and clean energy advocates in support of the bills. Legislators and representatives of supporting organizations will be available for interviews following the press conference.