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SCE&G Hosts Second Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program in North Charleston

Cayce, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2017) – North Charleston residents attended a community meeting yesterday to learn more about an energy-efficiency program that SCE&G is offering through March 2018 at no charge to approximately 1,300 residential customers in the area.

SCE&G’s Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program will provide eligible neighborhoods with energy audits and energy-saving improvements. North Charleston residents who attended the event were a part of the largest opportunity for customers since the inception of the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program in 2013.

Attendees at Thursday’s event learned about the energy-saving improvements that they will receive for no charge through the program, including:

  • LED light bulbs
  • Kitchen faucet aerators
  • Electric water heater wraps and insulation for water pipes
  • Power strips
  • Winterization kits for window/wall units
  • Adjustment of electric water heater temperature  
  • HVAC filter installation

“At SCE&G, serving our community is one of our core values,” said Gerald Freeman, program manager of SCE&G’s Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program. “The Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program gives us an opportunity to go out into communities within our service territory to meet customers, speak with them about their power usage and show them how they can save energy by making small changes.”

SCE&G offers a comprehensive portfolio of EnergyWise® programs that work together to increase overall energy efficiency and reduce energy usage during peak times. By taking advantage of the energy efficiency tips, rebates and incentives associated with EnergyWise programs, SCE&G customers have reduced electricity usage by 650,000 megawatt hours during the last six years – that’s enough energy to power 48,255 homes for a year. 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 718,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 362,000 customers in 35 counties in the state.