There is no more cost-effective way for small businesses to control their energy expenses than through making their buildings more energy efficient.
I am a good example.
I have used the lighting efficiency program of SCE&G/Dominion Energy twice over a number of years in my office building.
The financial incentives from the utility made the improvements (both in energy efficiency and better lighting) a great business deal. Plus, they hire the contractors that do all the work.
Now Dominion Energy has ramped up the incentives.
Below is information from a recent Dominion press release.
For those of you who get your electricity and/or gas from Dominion, check it out
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.
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
The Small Business Energy Solutions Program is available to Dominion Energy South Carolina’s small business and small, nonprofit customers with five or fewer electric service accounts and an annual energy use of 350,000 kilowatt hours or less.
For information about how to participate, complete program eligibility, and terms and conditions, email SCEnergyExperts@DominionEnergySC.com, call 877-784-7234 or visit DominionEnergySC.com/smallbusiness.