Cayce, S.C. (April 3, 2013) – Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting renewable energy generation, and SCE&G have teamed up to raise awareness about renewable energy in South Carolina. During April, SCE&G will contribute $1 to PaCE for every customer who signs up for paperless billing, up to a total of $2,500.
"April is Earth Month and a great time to bring awareness to the available renewable energy sources in South Carolina," said Bob Long, chairman of the PaCE board of directors. "SCE&G customers can help support the development of renewable energy sources in our state by simply signing up for the paperless billing option. It’s easy to do and environmentally friendly, too."
More than 190,000 SCE&G customers – nearly 30 percent – have signed up for paperless billing; that is more than twice the national average of 12 percent among utilities.
With paperless billing, customers receive an e-mail from SCE&G when their current bill is available to view online. Customers simply sign in to their account online, view the bill electronically and choose how to pay it. SCE&G offers several payment options, including ePay and eDraft, which enable customers to pay bills online. Customers have online access to up to 24 months of past bills and payment history. To learn more and sign up, visit www.sceg.com/paperless.
SCE&G electric customers can further contribute to the development of renewable energy in South Carolina by registering online to make recurring tax-deductible contributions of as little as $4 per month to PaCE via their SCE&G bill or by calling 1-800-251-7234.
Customers may also make a one-time, tax-deductible contribution for any amount to PaCE directly through the PaCE website or by mail: PaCE, Mail Code PCE, 220 Operation Way, Cayce, S.C. 29033-3701.
SCE&G is a regulated utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 670,000 customers in South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 323,000 customers throughout the state. More information about SCE&G is available at www.sceg.com.
Palmetto Clean Energy is a non-profit renewable energy program designed to encourage the development of renewable energy resources that improve the environment through reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. PaCE is a collaborative effort among Duke Energy Carolinas, Progress Energy Carolinas and South Carolina Electric & Gas, working with the South Carolina Energy Office and the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff to provide more than 1.2 million South Carolina customers with an opportunity to support green energy initiatives through tax-deductible contributions. These contributions are collected by the utilities and distributed to PaCE in their entirety. For more information, visit www.palmettocleanenergy.org.