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SCE&G Warns Customers about Solar Installers Posing as SCE&G Representatives

Cayce, S.C. (March 21, 2016) – SCE&G warns customers of solar panel installers posing as representatives of SCE&G. SCE&G is not in the business of installing solar panels, and does not recommend, endorse or partner with contractors for solar panel installation at homes or businesses.

"There are many credible, responsible solar installation companies to choose from here in South Carolina, but there are a few who have misrepresented themselves as being affiliated with SCE&G,"said John Raftery, general manager of renewable products and services for SCE&G. "Customers should be wary of solar installers who present themselves as partnering with, or working on behalf of, SCE&G."

As a regulated electric utility, SCE&G seeks to educate customers on solar generation and interconnection to the grid, and asks customers to carefully evaluate their options when choosing a solar panel installer.

Guidelines for selecting a solar panel installation contractor:

SCE&G customers who want to learn more about solar options may visit the company’s website to get started. Residential customers interested in solar generation should start at www.sceg.com/solar, while commercial customers should start at www.sceg.com/BusinessSolar.

About SCE&G
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 698,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 347,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.