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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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SCE&G (Electric) - Commercial EnergyWise Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Tribal Government, Institutional
Amount:Central AC/Heat Pumps (Unitary/Matched Split): $10-$40/ton
Central AC/Heat Pumps (Water/Evaporative): $60/ton
Packaged Terminal AC/Heat Pumps: $20-$35/unit
VFDs: $650-$6200/motor
HVAC Chiller Incentives: $10-$35/ton + $3-$12 Performance Incentive
New Construction Lighting Incentives: $0.40/watt reduced from the code baseline
T5/T8 Fluorescent Retrofits: $5-$13/fixture
Permanent Delamping: $15-$30/fixture
Fluorescent Troffers/Parabolics/Strips/Wraps/Industrials/Vaportights: $15-$25/fixture
Fluorescent High Bay: $40-$100/fixture
Pulse Start Metal Halide Retrofit: $25 or $40/fixture
CFLs: $10-$20/fixture and $2/lamp
LED Exit Signs: $10/fixture
LED Traffic Signals: $10-$25/unit
Lighting Controls (New and Retrofit): $20-$50/sensor
Vending Machine Controls: $20 or $50/unit
Power Strip with Occupancy Sensor: $10/unit
Refrigeration Efficiency Measures: $5-$40/unit
LED Refrigerated Case Lighting: $25/door (lights); $5/door (controls)
Commercial Clothes Washers: $50/unit
Commercial Reach-in Refrigerators and Freezers: $50-$125/unit
Ice Machines: $50-$250
Steam Cookers: $300-$600
Insulated Hot Holding Cabinets: $200-$400
Fryers: $150/vat
Griddles and Ovens: $200/unit
Combination Oven: $1000/unit
Custom: Up to 50% of labor and materials (retrofit); up to 75% of incremental material costs (new construction)
Equipment Requirements:High Performance T8 (HPT8), reduced wattage T8, T5, and T5HO lamps and qualifying ballasts are permitted for all incentives unless otherwise excluded; all lighting should be on CEE product list.
Appliances must meet or exceed ENERGY STAR Specifications.
HVAC equipment specifications found in website applications.
Installation Requirements:Projects with total incentives greater than $5,000 require pre-approval from SCE&G prior to purchasing and installing any equipment.
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South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) provides EnergyWise efficiency incentives to any non-residential customers in its service territory which have not opted out of the DSM programs by notifying SCE&G in writing through the Opt-Out form. Incentives cover retrofits, installing high-efficiency equipment during new construction, and replacing old or broken equipment such as high-efficiency lighting, LED traffic signals, HVAC systems and variable frequency drives on HVAC systems. Commercial food service equipment is also eligible for incentives under the program. Rebate payments will only be made to the SCE&G electric account holder in the SCE&G territory.

  SCE&G Commercial
220 Operation Way
Cayce, SC 29033
Phone: (877) 784-7234
Fax: (877) 646-7234
Web Site:
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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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