South Carolina’s electric co-operatives will conduct a yearlong study on energy efficiency and they are looking for customers to participate.
The study will upgrade the efficiency of 1200 homes, then determine which upgrades create the greatest savings. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina announced the $3.6 million study in a Friday news release. It focuses mostly on manufactured homes, which make up almost a quarter of houses served by these utilities in South Caroina.
Customers can begin applying for the program starting March 1st of this year. The State Energy Office is providing almost three million dollars for the project from stimulus funds. Co-ops sell power to over six hundred thousand customers statewide.