Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap
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South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap

Energy efficiency (EE) is widely considered a least-cost option for meeting energy demand while reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. While EE has experienced slow and steady growth in South Carolina, much more can be done to maximize the full potential of this least cost resource. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) estimates that South Carolina has 16,902 GWh of cost-effective electric energy efficiency economic potential by 2035. To explore this opportunity, leading EE and energy experts—including academic experts, consumer advocates, environmental nonprofits, commercial entities, state agencies, and utilities—participated in a series of meetings to determine where and how to deploy EE at a significantly greater rate. This report makes recommendations for increased and effective EE deployment in South Carolina.

Despite bipartisan support for the economic and environmental benefits of EE and an increasing focus by advocates, utilities, and big energy users, challenges exist to achieve the full potential of EE in South Carolina. With a greater understanding of these challenges, there are multiple opportunities for increased EE in the state. This Energy Efficiency Roadmap report collects the expertise and ideas from over 70 EE stakeholders in the region and maps out the shared objectives and strategies that can help the state implement new solutions, overcome challenges, and achieve its EE potential.

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South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap
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South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) estimates that South Carolina has 16,902 GWh of cost-effective electric energy efficiency economic potential by 2035. To explore this opportunity, leading EE and energy experts—including academic experts, consumer advocates, environmental nonprofits, commercial entities, state agencies, and utilities—participated in a series of meetings to determine where and how to deploy EE at a significantly greater rate. This report makes recommendations for increased and effective EE deployment in South Carolina.

Supplemental Resources:

PDF icon South Carolina Energy Efficiency Implementation Roadmap - Stakeholder Workshop #2 slides (June 4, 2020)

PDF icon South Carolina Energy Efficiency Implementation Roadmap - Stakeholder Workshop #1 slides (November 18, 2019)

PDF icon SC’s Shared goals and objectives brainstorming discussion (November 18, 2019)

PDF icon Energy Efficiency Workshop - Sector Breakout Summary (November 18, 2019)

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