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SCE&G Announces Energy Efficiency Program in Allendale

Cayce, S.C. (April 4, 2016) – Residents of Allendale gathered Thursday evening at Allendale Community Center to learn more about an energy-efficiency program that SCE&G will offer at no charge to more than 600 homes in the area. Almost half of the town’s households will be eligible to participate in the program.

SCE&G started the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program in 2013 to provide eligible neighborhoods with energy audits and energy-saving improvements for residential customers.

Attendees at Thursday’s event learned about some of the energy-saving improvements that they will receive for no charge, which could include:

  • CFL light bulbs
  • Electric water heater wraps and insulation for water pipes
  • Smart-Strip power strips
  • Winterization kits for window/wall units
  • Adjustment of electric water heater temperature
  • HVAC filter installation

“I am pleased to see SCE&G helping Allendale residents implement energy savings measures in their homes,” said Ronnie Jackson, mayor of the Town of Allendale. “I look forward to the positive impact this effort will have on our community by helping people reduce their energy consumption and related costs.”

The Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program will be active in Allendale for approximately four months.

“Allendale presents a unique opportunity for us because we are able to serve such a large part of this community,” said Therese Griffin, manager of SCE&G Energy Efficiency Programs. “We are proud to bring the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program to this area as part of our commitment to help our customers save energy.”

SCE&G offers a comprehensive portfolio of EnergyWise® programs that work together to increase overall energy efficiency and reduce energy usage during peak times. SCE&G began introducing energy efficiency programs in 2011 and through those programs has created more than 400,000 MWh in energy savings and more than 70 MW in demand savings. For more information about SCE&G’s EnergyWise® and energy efficiency efforts visit:  www.sceg.com/en/energywise-and-save.

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.