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Dominion Energy South Carolina Expands Small Business Energy Solutions Program

Dominion Energy South Carolina small business and nonprofit customers are now eligible for thousands of dollars in incentives when making energy efficiency improvements to their existing heating and cooling systems as part of the company’s Small Business Energy Solutions Program.

Financial incentives cover 90% – up to $6,000 – of the cost for energy efficiency improvements to most HVAC, lighting and refrigeration projects with a potentially fast return on investment.

“We are always looking for cost-effective ways for our customers to improve their energy usage and lower their bills,” said Annika Goodson, program manager. “We work directly with each customer to identify opportunities for energy savings. Considering a customer’s heating and air conditioning can account for a significant part of their energy consumption each month, including HVAC system improvements will be a big benefit for our small business and nonprofit customers.”

Since 2014, the program has offered tailored recommendations to help meet the energy-saving needs of each participant. Initially focusing on lighting and refrigeration upgrades, the program’s expansion now includes incentives for advanced heating and cooling system tune-ups, smart thermostats, duct sealing and HVAC controls.

Program benefits include the following:
  • Free on-site energy analysis of lighting, refrigeration and HVAC systems
  • Simple, cost-effective options and easy-to-follow recommendations to help manage lighting, refrigeration or HVAC system expenses
  • Local, pre-qualified contractors to perform the work at the convenience of the business, as well as removal and environmentally friendly disposal of old fluorescent lamps and ballasts