Utility Facility Siting and Environmental Protection Act (South Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place South Carolina

Applies to States or Provinces South Carolina
Name Utility Facility Siting and Environmental Protection Act (South Carolina)
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t58c033.php

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Department South Carolina Public Service Commission
Address 101 Executive Center Dr., Suite 100
Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29210
Phone 803-896-5100

Email contact@psc.sc.gov

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: S.C. Code 58-33
Date Enacted 1962