EmpowerSC Business

Your business is your livelihood, so we want to help make sure your budget, especially for power, stays where it needs to. Santee Cooper offers programs and rebates to help you make smart decisions and empower you to create the changes and good habits you need to keep energy usage efficient and expenses low.

Rebates & Programs

We’re putting money back in your pocket. Santee Cooper offers a number of rebates, including a wide array of lighting rebates through our Commercial Prescriptive Program. Some rebate measures will require a pre-inspection before work can be started. Call a Santee Cooper Trade Ally or Santee Cooper Energy Advisor before you start the work.

Energy Saving Tips

  •   Install more energy efficient lighting by replacing your current lighting with LEDs.
  •   Utilize new technology to light your space.
  •   Switch your incandescent exit signs to LED exit signs.
  •   Replace appliances with ENERGY STAR® models.
  •   Practice preventative maintenance on your HVAC equipment, including:
          - Cleaning HVAC regularly (including filters)
          - Fixing any leaks
          - Correcting any part of the unit that is not operating correctly
  •   Install Smart Thermostats.
  •   Unplug any unused technology.
  •   Add automatic lighting controls, like occupancy sensors in restrooms.
  •    Use solar-powered outdoor lighting.
  •   Ensure your air vents are clear of obstruction. 

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.

A list of Trade Allies can be found by clicking the button below.

Business Trade Allies

Certified lighting is lighting that has been tested and approved by either EnergyStar® 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.