Santee Cooper Announces EmpowerSC, A New Energy Efficiency Initiative for Customers

Santee Cooper Announces EmpowerSC, A New Energy Efficiency Initiative for Customers

Santee Cooper Announces EmpowerSC, A New Energy Efficiency Initiative for Customers

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper is introducing EmpowerSC – an initiative to help customers take advantage of the latest technology trends and innovations by providing insight, expertise, resources and rebates, which can put money back in their pockets. 

“EmpowerSC continues our efforts to help customers use energy wisely, and empowers our customers to make confident, smart, informed decisions on how they manage their electric use,” said Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer. “We can each make a difference by incorporating smart energy use with these offerings.” 

EmpowerSC includes four main focuses, each of which targets specific areas of energy savings. 

  • EmpowerAuto – With the increasing number of electric vehicles on the road, EmpowerAuto provides information to help customers understand, choose and thrive with electric vehicles. Santee Cooper is offering up to $500 in rebates for a qualified, level 2 residential charging station. 
  • EmpowerHome – This program offers many rebates on equipment such as HVAC and water heating systems, ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances and smart thermostats. Some of the new rebates are also available for multi-family housing. Low-interest loans for home improvements and home energy audits, or House Calls, are also available. 
  • EmpowerBusiness – Resources are available to help South Carolina businesses make the best choices when it comes to powering their organizations. EmpowerBusiness also provides rebates for qualifying equipment purchased, which can lead to substantial savings. 
  • EmpowerSolar – Solar Home and Solar Business can help customers add solar panels to their property and pay part of the cost with rebates and credits. For those who aren’t able or don’t wish to put panels on their roof, Solar Share allows them to purchase a share of locally produced “community” solar power for as little as $10 per month. 

Look for additional programs to be rolled out later this year. Customers who are interested in learning more about EmpowerSC should visit There you can get more information about current programs or sign up to receive updates on upcoming offerings.

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Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power provider, the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state, and one of America’s Best Midsize Employers as named by Forbes. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina. To learn more, visit and follow #PoweringSC on social media.