Santee Cooper - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (South Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name Santee Cooper - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Refrigerators, Roofs, Windows, LED Lighting, Anti-Sweat Heater Coolers
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Refrigerator: $35 - $110 with recycling of old unit(s)

Lighting Upgrades: $0.25/watt saved or avoided
Lighting Controls: $30 - $50
Direct Install Lighting Programs: approximately 75% of project cost
HVAC Rebates: $10 - $250/ton
HVAC System Maintenance: $100 - $200 for quality install, tune-up or duct sealing depending on the measure
Commercial Refrigeration: $3 - $150/linear foot; up to $500/unit
Building Envelope Upgrades: $0.10 - $0.75/square foot
Custom Rebate: One-time rebate based on $0.10 for every kWh of verified first year energy savings
Retro-Commissioning: Contact Santee Cooper

Equipment Requirements Contact Santee Cooper for equipment requirements

Maximum Incentive Custom Rebate: $200,000

Custom Rebate + All Other Rebate Programs: $300,000

Program Administrator Santee Cooper

References DSIRE[1]


Santee Cooper, through its Reduce The Use program, provides rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment and measures. Rebates are available on refrigeration, lighting, lighting controls and sensors, air conditioners, heat pumps, chillers, variable frequency drives for air handlers, envelope upgrades, and custom measures. All equipment requirements specified by Santee Cooper must be met in order to qualify for incentives. Contact the utility for equipment requirements before purchasing items. Certain rebates are offered based on the amount of electricity saved or avoided, while others are offered on a flat rate. Additionally, Santee Cooper provides a variety of rebates and financing options to residential customers for energy efficient and sustainable improvements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Support Services
Department Santee Cooper
Address 305A Gardner Lacy Road
Place Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29579
Phone (843) 761-8000


  • 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 (DSIRE)"