COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 4, 2008) – This morning’s low temperatures prompted SCE&G customers to turn up the heat, setting a new record for winter energy use. During the 7-8 a.m. hour customers used 4,593 megawatts of electricity, breaking the 4,474 MW record set Jan. 24, 2003.
With temperatures in the 20s and 30s forecast for the next two nights, SCE&G would like to remind customers that there are cost-effective ways stay warm. Simple steps like setting your thermostat at 68 degrees, opening blinds and shades to let sunshine in and remembering to change your air filter once a month will keep your home warm and your HVAC unit working more efficiently. Additional energy efficiency tips can be found online at www.sceg.com.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 636,000 customers in 26 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 297,000 customers in 34 counties in the state.