SCE&G (Electric) - Residential EnergyWise Program (South Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name SCE&G (Electric) - Residential EnergyWise Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Home Performance Assessment
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Home Performance Assessment: $200

Air Infiltration Reduction and Insulation: 25% of cost
Duct Sealing: $150
Duct Insulation or Replacement: $150
Central AC or Heat Pump Tune-up: $60
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Heat Pump or Central A/C: $200 or $300
Ground Source Heat Pump: $375-$525
Heat Pump, Tankless or Solar Water Heater: $250
At Least One Measure from Each Category: $400 bonus incentive
CFLs: up to $1.50/bulb retail discounts
CFL Fixtures: $10/unit
LED Bulbs: $10/unit

Equipment Requirements Air Infiltration Reduction: 15% or greater

Duct Sealing: 50% Reduction in leakage or 150 CFM
Programmable Thermostat : Requires ramp-up technology for heat pumps
Split A/C: 14.5 SEER and 12 EER
Packaged Central A/C: 14.0 SEER and 11.0 EER
Split System Heat Pump (Air Source or Dual Fuel): 14.0 SEER, 11.0 EER and 8.2 HSPF
Packaged Heat Pump: 14.0 SEER, 11 EER and 8.0 HSPF
Ground Source Heat Pump: 17.0 EER and 4.3 COP

Maximum Incentive Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: $2500

Air Infiltration Reduction and Insulation: $850

Program Administrator SCE&G

Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) provides energy efficiency incentives to home owners in its service territory. The program partners with the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program to offer a home energy audit and energy saving home solutions through participating contractors. Homeowners who make energy-efficient improvements through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program can save up to $2,500 for eligible improvements. A customer can also earn a bonus incentive of $400 for completing a Comfort Home Package which includes at least one measure from three categories of improvements. Individual pieces of equipment are also eligible for incentives separately from the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Applicants must be the registered owner of a separately metered, detached, or attached single-family residence where the product/equipment is installed. Rebate payments will only be made to the SCE&G electric account holder in the SCE&G territory. View the program web site for additional details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name SCE&G

Phone (877) 510-7234


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"