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Santee Cooper - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/06/2013
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, LED Lighting, Anti-Sweat Heater Coolers
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:Refrigerator: $35 - $110 with recycling of old unit(s)
Lighting Upgrades: $0.25/watt saved or avoided
Lighting Controls: $30 - $50
Direct Install Lighting Programs: approximately 75% of project cost
HVAC Rebates: $10 - $250/ton
HVAC System Maintenance: $100 - $200 for quality install, tune-up or duct sealing depending on the measure
Commercial Refrigeration: $3 - $150/linear foot; up to $500/unit
Building Envelope Upgrades: $0.10 - $0.75/square foot
Custom Rebate: One-time rebate based on $0.10 for every kWh of verified first year energy savings
Retro-Commissioning: Contact Santee Cooper
Maximum Incentive:Custom Rebate: $200,000
Custom Rebate + All Other Rebate Programs: $300,000
Equipment Requirements:Contact Santee Cooper for equipment requirements
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Santee Cooper, through its Reduce The Use program, provides rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment and measures. Rebates are available on refrigeration, lighting, lighting controls and sensors, air conditioners, heat pumps, chillers, variable frequency drives for air handlers, envelope upgrades, and custom measures. All equipment requirements specified by Santee Cooper must be met in order to qualify for incentives. Contact the utility for equipment requirements before purchasing items. Certain rebates are offered based on the amount of electricity saved or avoided, while others are offered on a flat rate. Additionally, Santee Cooper provides a variety of rebates and financing options to residential customers for energy efficient and sustainable improvements.


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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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