AIKEN, S.C. – The liquid waste cleanup contractor for the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently surpassed a 2013 contract milestone by processing more than 600,000 gallons of salt waste.
York Electric Cooperative, Inc. (YEC) offers a $400 rebate to members who install a dual fuel heat pump in homes or businesses. The rebates are for primary residence and/or commercial and industrial locations. The incentive is for the property owner only, meaning that renters/tenants are not eligible. For owners of manufactured homes to receive incentives they must own the home and the property on which it is located. The application form, which is located on the program web site, should be filled out, signed, and turned in to YEC’s Key Accounts Representative.
'''''Note: For a limited time, generators of 6 kilowatts or less of renewable energy can now take advantage of a premium $0.10 per kilowatt hour. This premium is available on a first-come-first-serve basis to generators of solar, wind, hydro or biomass-based electricity.'''''
Palmetto Electric Cooperative offers rebates for its members who install ground-source heat pumps through their Buried Treasure Rebate Program. [http://www.palmetto.coop/conserve/tr_cashin.html Rebates] are in the amount of $200 per ton up to a maximum of $1,000 per household.
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative offers financing for members through the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Loan Program. Loans of up to $5,000, with repayment periods up to 72 months, can be used for a number of measures including:
* insulation for the attic, ducts, floors, walls, water heater and water piping
* storm windows and doors
* replacement thermal windows and insulated doors
* attic ventilation systems
* clock/programmable thermostats
* high efficiency electric heat pumps
* dual fuel systems (heat pump/fossil fuel combined systems)
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative offers a variety of programs for residential members to save energy in participating homes. Rebates are available for dual fuel heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and electric water heaters. Equipment must meet certain standards located on the program web site. Dual fuel heat pumps must be installed by a licensed SC mechanical contractor, and electric water heaters must have a control switch installed by the utility. Interested customers should contact Pee Dee Electric for more information.
Piedmont Natural Gas offers rebates to commercial customers for purchasing and installing high-efficiency natural gas tankless water heaters. Customers on the 202-Small General Service Standard Rate, 232-Small General Service Value Rate, 252-Medium General Service Standard Rate, or 262-Medium General Service Value Rate are eligible. Rebates are only provided for qualifying natural gas water heaters installed to replace previously used natural gas-fired equipment. Newly Constructed buildings and facilities using alternate fuel sources such as electricity or propane are not eligible.
Piedmont Natural Gas offers rebates on high-efficiency natural gas tankless water heaters, tank water heaters and furnaces. Customers on the 201-Residential Service Rate or 221-Residential Service Standard Rate schedule are eligible for rebates. Rebates are only provided for qualifying natural gas equipment that is installed to replace previously used natural gas-fired equipment. Newly Constructed homes and homes using alternate fuel source such as electricity or propane are not eligible.
In August 2009, the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued an order mandating net metering be made available by the regulated electric utilities; the order incorporates a net metering settlement signed by the individual interveners, the Office of Regulatory Staff and the three investor-owned utilities (IOUs). The order detailed the terms of net metering, including ownership of RECs, in South Carolina and standardized the structure of net metering programs offered by the IOUs.