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Energy Solutions Program Provides Significant Savings to Walterboro Small Businesses

CAYCE, S.C. (Nov. 29, 2018) – Walterboro Church of God recently saved nearly $6,000 of the total cost of their interior lighting project. SCE&G wants to help other nonprofits and small businesses save significantly when they make energy-saving improvements to their facilities.

Through SCE&G’s Small Business Energy Solutions Program, eligible participants may receive up to 80 percent of the cost of most energy-efficient lighting or refrigeration upgrades. Program representatives will go door-to-door meeting with eligible small business and nonprofit electric customers. To schedule an appointment or for more information, customers can call 877-784-7234 or visit

“We’ve saved around $1,700 this year alone because of the new energy-efficient lighting, which is approximately what we invested at the beginning of the project,” said Steven McAbee, pastor of Walterboro Church of God. “I recommend other businesses check it out because the program fit our needs and our upgrades have already paid for themselves. Additionally, we’ll continue to see savings down the line.”

Key Benefits

  • Free, on-site energy analysis of lighting or refrigeration usage.
  • Simple, cost-effective options and easy-to-follow recommendations to help manage lighting or refrigeration-related expenses.
  • Financial incentives that cover up to 80 percent (not to exceed $6,000) of the cost of most lighting or refrigeration retrofit projects with a fast return on investment.
  • Pre-qualified contractors to perform the work at the convenience of the business, as well as removal and environmentally friendly disposal of old fluorescent lamps and ballasts.

Getting Started

The program is available to SCE&G’s small business and small, nonprofit customers with five or fewer SCE&G electric accounts and an annual energy use of 350,000 kilowatt hours or less. For information about how to participate, contact SCE&G’s program contractors:

  • For lighting services, call Facility Solutions Group (FSG) at 888-723-4308.
  • For refrigeration services, call National Resource Management (NRM) at 800-377-5439, ext. 13.

“We’re excited to bring this program to Walterboro small businesses,” said Annika Goodson, an energy efficiency program manager with SCE&G. “The savings these small businesses experience will allow owners to invest in their companies and agencies, which will benefit the entire community.”

SCE&G also offers the EnergyWise for Your Business Program, which provides incentives for energy-efficient equipment installations, including other lighting and HVAC upgrades to commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers of any size.

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 727,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 373,000 customers throughout the state.