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SCE&G Announces Energy Efficiency Program in Edgefield

Edgefield, S.C. (June 23, 2017) – Residents of Edgefield gathered Thursday evening at the Old Kendall Mill to learn more about an energy-efficiency program that SCE&G will offer at no charge to more than half of the households in the town. SCE&G has partnered with the Town of Edgefield, Edgefield County and GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission to bring the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program to about 930 area residents.

SCE&G started the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program in 2013 to provide eligible neighborhoods with energy audits and energy-saving improvements for residential customers. The program is available to both homeowners and renters, including manufactured homes and multi-family units.

Attendees at Thursday’s event learned about some of the energy-saving improvements that customers will receive at no charge to them, based on the needs of their homes:

  • LED light bulbs
  • Kitchen faucet aerators
  • Electric water heater wraps and insulation for water pipes
  • Smart-Strip power strips
  • Adjustment of electric water heater temperature
  • HVAC filter installation

The Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program will be active in Edgefield through September. SCE&G will reach out to customers in the qualified neighborhoods through door-to-door visits.  Eligible customers may opt to schedule a visit.

“The Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program is one way SCE&G is dedicated to helping the communities we serve, and we are excited to help our customers in Edgefield find ways to save energy,” said Gerald Freeman, SCE&G program manager.

SCE&G offers a comprehensive portfolio of EnergyWise® programs that work together to increase overall energy efficiency and reduce energy usage. SCE&G began introducing energy efficiency programs in 2011 and through those programs has created more than 584,000 megawatt hours in energy savings and more than 85 megawatts 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 713,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 361,000 customers in 36 counties in the state.