Energy Data Reports & Other Information

 
The Energy Office offers a comprehensive range of facts, information, and data related to utilities and energy in South Carolina.
 

 
Utility Demand Side Management (DSM) Activities
The Energy Office publishes annual reports on the demand-side management (“DSM”) activities conducted by electric and natural gas utilities. Utility DSM programs typically offer financial incentives (such as reduced rates or bill credits) for customers to voluntarily conserve energy or to shift their energy use to off-peak periods. DSM can also consist of non-monetary assistance, such as energy assessments or public information activities. DSM is the modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods such as financial incentives and education. Usually, the goal of demand side management is to encourage the consumer to use less energy during peak hours, or to move the time of energy use to off-peak times such as nighttime and weekends. Peak demand management does not necessarily decrease total energy consumption, but could be expected to reduce the need for investments in networks and/or power plants.

 
South Carolina Energy Statistical Highlights
South Carolina Energy Statistical Highlights is the Energy Office’s summary of current and historical energy statistics, with a focus on new and important developments in the state’s consumption of energy resources. Rather than simply reprinting publically-available energy data, this report is designed to illustrate and underscore trends in energy consumption that are directly relevant for statewide energy policy and long-range planning.

 
State Agency Energy Cost & Use Reporting
The South Carolina State Government Energy Conservation Act (§48-52-610 through 680 and §48-52-910, Code of Laws of South Carolina) requires public entities to report activities undertaken to implement their Energy Conservation Plan. A crucial step in any attempt to manage energy use and minimize energy cost is to obtain accurate measures of past and present energy use and expenditures. Once the data is collected energy management plans and goals can be developed. Research has shown measuring and reporting energy consumption and costs increases conservation awareness and leads to performance improvements with little to no cost. The following reports detail state agency energy use compiled from information submitted to the Energy Office. For information regarding a specific state agency, please contact Trish Jerman at 803-737-0519.