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SCE&G gives school district $87,000 incentive check

Staff Report

Published Nov. 29, 2012

Richland School District One has received an $87,684 check from South Carolina Electric & Gas’s for its participation in the utility’s energy conservation program for industrial and commercial customers.

As part of the program called EnergyWise for Your Business Program, the Columbia school district completed lighting upgrades at two elementary schools, Watkins-Nance and Carver-Lyon.

The upgrades led to greater energy efficiency and reduced overall power consumption by an estimated 264,118 kilowatt hours annually at the two schools.

“Helping customers find ways to be energy wise is important to us, and we’re pleased that Richland One will benefit from increased energy savings as part of SCE&G’s EnergyWise for Your Business program,” said Lavita Harriford, manager for the SCE&G program.

The incentive check, presented Tuesday to the school board, Tuesday was made possible as the result of SCE&G’s EnergyWise programs that offer financial incentives and technical assistance to help reduce the cost of energy efficiency improvements.

Since the program’s inception in October 2010, SCE&G has awarded rebates to hundreds of South Carolina electric commercial and industrial customers.

Incentives are offered for improving lighting, HVAC equipment, and food service and other high efficiency equipment. Custom incentives are also available for other cost-effective projects with verifiable energy savings.

For more information, click here or call 1-877-784-SCEG.

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