Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (South Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (South Carolina)
Incentive Type Utility Rate Discount
Applicable Sector Construction, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Contact Duke Energy

Program Administrator Duke Energy
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/south-carolina/billing/electric-rates.asp

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


Duke Energy encourages residential customers to buy energy-efficient homes through its Energy Star Homes Program, which awards a rate discount to customers living in Energy Star homes. To earn the Energy Star label, homes are tested by a third-party inspector to ensure they meet the U.S. Department of Energy's criteria. Generally speaking, a home must be at least 30% more efficient than the national Model Energy Code for homes or 15% more efficient than the state energy code, whichever is more rigorous. The home test is the responsibility of the customer and/or the builder, and certification costs $300 to $500. The size of the home and the inspector’s travel time may affect the cost. Typical characteristics of an Energy Star home include:

  • Effective insulation
  • High-performance windows
  • Tight construction and tight ducts
  • Energy-efficient HVAC equipment
  • Independent testing provided by third-party inspectors

Please refer to rate schedule [www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/SCScheduleES.pdf Schedule ES] for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Duke Energy
Department Customer Service

Phone (800) 976-4328

Email ContactUs@duke-energy.com
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/

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


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