Empower Business

Empower Business

Your business is your livelihood, and we want to empower you to make smart decisions and keep your energy usage efficient and expenses low.  Our Commercial Prescriptive Program offers rebates for energy upgrades, including a wide variety of lighting rebates, to put money back in your pocket.

Some rebate measures will require a pre-inspection before work can be started. Contact a Santee Cooper Trade Ally or Santee Cooper Energy Advisor before you start the work.

Commercial Prescriptive Rebate Programs

Certified Retrofit Lighting

Non-Certified Retrofit Lighting

Lighting Controls

Underwater LED Lighting

Certified New Construction Lighting

Non-Certified New Construction Lighting

HVAC Improvements

Smart Thermostats

Commercial Refrigeration and Kitchen Equipment

Domestic Hot Water Equipment

Pumps and Motors

Other Commercial Customer Programs

Empower Auto

Small Business


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Frequently Asked Questions

You are not required to use a Trade Ally. However, Santee Cooper has provided a list of Trade Allies for customers who do not already have a contractor.

You can find a Santee Cooper Trade Ally by clicking the button below.

Select a Trade Ally

Certified lighting is lighting that has been tested and approved by either ENERGY STAR® or the DesignLights Consortium to ensure a highly efficient product. Any lighting that has not been approved by either of these groups is considered non-certified.

New construction projects are eligible for the majority of Commercial Prescriptive rebates with the exception of:
  • LED Underwater Lighting
  • LED Display Case Lighting
  • Variable Frequency Drives for HVAC
  • Variable Frequency Drive (set at constant reduced speed)

Any equipment removed as a result of Santee Cooper’s Commercial Prescriptive Program cannot be reused and must be disposed of in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal codes and regulations.

You can find out more about our Commercial Prescriptive Program through the Program Manual.

You can talk with an Energy Advisor by emailing energy.advisor@santeecooper.com or calling 800-804-7424 ext. 3910.