Cayce, S.C. (Feb. 8, 2017) – Some neighborhoods in Fairfax and Brunson, South Carolina will soon benefit from an SCE&G program offering free energy audits and energy-saving improvements.
The company’s Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program will be offered to more than 1,100 residents in qualified neighborhoods in the two cities, beginning this month. Since 2013, SCE&G has worked with local governments to identify high-need neighborhoods fitting the program’s census criteria. An informational kickoff event for residents in Fairfax and Brunson will be held 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Fairfax Elementary School.
“Our Fairfax and Brunson visit will be the largest program offering since the program started,” said SCE&G Program Manager Gerald Freeman. “We’ve already seen huge success in areas like Allendale where residents have reported the impact of energy-saving improvements and tips. We hope residents in Fairfax and Brunson will attend the kick-off event and learn more about the program and how they can also use energy more efficiently.”
In total, more than 4,500 SCE&G customers in 15 communities have received energy-saving measures through the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program. Eligible electric service customers receive the installation of energy efficient light bulbs, HVAC filters, smart-strip power strips, kitchen faucet aerators and other energy-saving measures.
In September 2016, SCE&G announced expansion of the program to offer energy efficiency measures to manufactured and mobile homes. Under the new program component, manufactured or mobile homes are evaluated for the measures that would have the greatest impact on reducing energy usage.
In addition to the Neighborhood Program, SCE&G also offers a comprehensive portfolio of EnergyWise® programs that work together to increase overall energy efficiency and reduce energy usage. More information about programs, offerings and energy efficiency tips can be found online at www.sceg.com/energywise/.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 707,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 353,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.