Progress Energy provides rebates for energy efficiency measures in new construction or retrofits, as well as Technical Assistance for feasibility/energy studies to commercial, industrial and government organizations. Incentives are based on prescriptive rebate amounts listed above or custom amounts based on annual kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Prescriptive rebate amounts are available on the program application forms on the Progress Energy web site listed above.
Progress Energy is working with lighting manufacturers and local retailers to offer discounted pricing on CFLs. The residential lighting program at Progress Energy's gives discounts at over 400 retail locations throughout NC and SC.
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.
For the purpose of this legislation, pollution control facilities are defined as any facilities designed for the elimination, mitigation or prevention of air or water pollution, including all facilities required to collect, treat and thereafter dispose of waste originating due to any industrial enterprise. Pollution control facilities may include facilities designed both for water and air pollution.
This Act declares the maintenance of reasonable standards of purity of air and water to be the public policy of the state. The Act authorizes the Department of Health and Environmental Control to promulgate regulations and take other actions necessary to abate, control and prevent pollution.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.