Santee Cooper - Residential 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 - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heater, Comprehensive Project Bonus for combining multiple measures
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Home (Various Measures): $600 - $1,600

Existing Home Bonus (Various Measures): $200
Ceiling Insulation: $6 - $13/100 sq ft
Air Infiltration: $15/100 CFM50
Heat Pumps: $50 - $100/Half Ton
Duct Improvement: $75/25CFM
Heat Pump Tune Up $50
Heat Pump Water Heater: $400

Equipment Requirements All Heat Pumps: 65,000 Btuh/h (5.4 tons) or smaller

Package Air Source Heat Pump: 14.0 SEER, 12 EER, 8.0 HSPF.
Split System Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 12.5 EER, 8.5 HSPF
Electric Water Heater: Energy Factor (EF): 40-59 gal > 0.93, 60-80 gal > 0.91. Hybrid water heaters are not eligible for the water heater rebates.
Duct Sealing: No more than 20% total CFM duct leakage, or 50% improvement on existing leakage
New/Existing Homes: Must meet all performance requirements specified

Maximum Incentive See program web site

Program Administrator Santee Cooper

References DSIRE[1]


Santee Cooper, through its Reduce The Use program, provides rebates to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment and measures. Rebates are available on refrigerators, appliance recycling, new and existing homes, air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, weatherization measures, and water heaters. Rebates require that recipients live in a single-family, all electric home. New Home and Exisitng Home incentives are determined by specified standards and must be verified with Santee Cooper. Santee Cooper also provides financing for energy efficient improvements to existing homes. Contact Santee Cooper for more information on this program.

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)"