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Santee Cooper - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/08/2013
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Heat Pump Water Heater, Comprehensive Project Bonus for combining multiple measures
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:New Home (Various Measures): $600 - $1,600
Existing Home Bonus (Various Measures): $200
Ceiling Insulation: $6 - $13/100 sq ft
Air Infiltration: $15/100 CFM50
Heat Pumps: $50 - $100/Half Ton
Duct Improvement: $75/25CFM
Heat Pump Tune Up $50
Heat Pump Water Heater: $400
Maximum Incentive:See program web site
Equipment Requirements:All Heat Pumps: 65,000 Btuh/h (5.4 tons) or smaller
Package Air Source Heat Pump: 14.0 SEER, 12 EER, 8.0 HSPF.
Split System Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 12.5 EER, 8.5 HSPF
Electric Water Heater: Energy Factor (EF): 40-59 gal > 0.93, 60-80 gal > 0.91. Hybrid water heaters are not eligible for the water heater rebates.
Duct Sealing: No more than 20% total CFM duct leakage, or 50% improvement on existing leakage
New/Existing Homes: Must meet all performance requirements specified
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Santee Cooper, through its Reduce The Use program, provides rebates to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment and measures. Rebates are available on refrigerators, appliance recycling, new and existing homes, air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, weatherization measures, and water heaters. Rebates require that recipients live in a single-family, all electric home. New Home and Exisitng Home incentives are determined by specified standards and must be verified with Santee Cooper. Santee Cooper also provides financing for energy efficient improvements to existing homes. Contact Santee Cooper for more information on this program.

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Santee Cooper
305A Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 761-8000
Fax: (843) 347-8781
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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