SCE&G Energy Efficiency Initiative Under Way: Customer Feedback Needed
Public Affairs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 23, 2009) – South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) is planning new programs to help customers conserve energy, and is now soliciting feedback to better understand the types of energy efficiency programs customers want the company to offer.

Customers can share their energy saving ideas by filling out a survey at their local business office or completing it online at before May 31.

The results of the survey will help SCE&G evaluate energy efficiency and conservation programs the company pursues in the future as they look to expand upon an existing portfolio of programs. The existing programs, many of which are “do-it-yourself” online resources such as an energy audit, energy analyzer, weatherization ideas and energy saving tips, are available at and are designed to help customers use less energy. An in-home energy consultation is also available to homeowners who want to proactively manage their energy use.

“As part of SCE&G's effort to further develop its portfolio of energy efficiency, conservation and load management programs, we recognize that it is extremely important to get feedback and input from our customers about the kinds of programs they'd like for us to pursue,” said Felicia Rhue-Howard, Director of Demand Side Management. “We feel our success hinges upon identifying and effectively executing programs that will be adopted and useful for all of our customers.”

The SCE&G Speakers Bureau is also available to provide energy efficiency and conservation presentations to churches, civic groups and neighborhood associations. Speaking requests can be made by calling 803-217-7159.

SCE&G is a regulated public utility that provides natural gas service to approximately 307,000 customers in South Carolina. SCE&G also is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 650,000 customers throughout the state. Information about SCE&G is available on the company’s Web site at