South Carolina clean energy trade group adds utility, solar representatives to board

Organization also announces new Strategic Advisory Committee Chair

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) announced the addition of four members to its Board of Directors.  They are:

  • Mark Furtick, Manager of Renewable Energy Program and Technical Services with Dominion Energy,
  • Scott Hammond, Manager of Member Programs with Central Electric Power Cooperative,
  • Tripp Hathaway, Manager of Sales and Marketing with Hannah Solar Government Services, and
  • Hamilton Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs with Southern Current.

Each will serve a two-year term beginning July 2019 with the ability to serve two additional terms.

SCCEBA is the only trade group in South Carolina working to advance clean-energy economic growth through education, communication and collaboration among and between the state’s energy, business,  and policy communities.  SCCEBA recognizes all forms of low-carbon electricity generation and energy efficiency as “clean energy” and boasts a diverse membership that includes South Carolina’s investor-owned utilities and public power companies along with developers of solar and other renewable electricity generation, energy technology providers and professional service firms.

“What sets SCCEBA apart in South Carolina is that we seek to listen, learn and lead – not lobby or litigate,” said Grant Reeves, Senior Vice-President with The Intertech Group in North Charleston and SCCEBA Board Co-Chair.  “SCCEBA brings utilities and renewable generators, even energy efficiency and environmental advocates, into the same room so that we can collectively chart South Carolina’s clean energy growth in a way that balances current regulatory constructs with the technological capabilities available in today’s clean energy marketplace.”

Weston Adams, a partner with the Nelson Mullins law firm who co-chairs the firm’s Energy Practice Group while serving alongside Reeves as SCCEBA Board Co-Chair, added “SCCEBA is privileged to add each of these new members to our Board, and the fact that the group includes two people from the traditional utility space and two people from the solar industry illustrates the balance SCCEBA strikes in its approach to clean energy economic growth in our state.”

SCCEBA’s Board also announced that South Carolina energy law veteran Belton Zeigler, a Partner with the Womble Bond Dickinson law firm, will lead SCCEBA’s newly reconstituted Strategic Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee).  The Advisory Committee actively assists the Board in establishing SCCEBA’s strategic direction and is comprised of representatives from clean energy companies Google, Lockhart Power, Pacolet Milliken, Duke Energy’s Piedmont Natural Gas, Dominion Energy, Spinx and The Intertech Group along with clean energy law firms Blanco Tackaberry, Nelson Mullins, Parker Poe and Womble Bond Dickinson.  SCCEBA Board Co-Chair Adams said “SCCEBA is grateful to have Zeigler, a South Carolina energy law veteran, to lead SCCEBA’s Advisor-level members in active discussion around how SCCEBA can bolster membership and expand impact.”