State Energy Plan

Energy Efficiency Roadmap

The Energy Office launched the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap Initiative in October of 2019 to seize energy efficiency opportunities in the state. Facilitated by the Duke University Nicholas Institute, the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap (Roadmap) reviews remaining energy efficiency recommendations from the 2016 State Energy Plan, reassess according to current priorities, identify new opportunities, and develop next steps.

The first stakeholder workshop was held on November 18, 2019 with over 50 participants from a diverse range of organizations. During this meeting, attendees developed the following shared objectives to guide this effort:

Increase energy efficiency in South Carolina by:

  • Expanding the coordination, engagement, and education of thought leaders, policymakers, and all levels of consumers on energy efficiency issues.
  • Creating accessible and adequate funding mechanisms for cost-effective efficiency investments.
  • Employing equitable and transparent processes to reduce energy burdens for vulnerable communities by pursuing an equitable and just transition to an energy efficient economy.

Guided by an advisory committee, six working groups were formed:

  • Efficiency in Buildings
  • Energy Equity/Energy Burden
  • Utility Programs
  • Financing Mechanisms
  • Nonprofits and Public Entities
  • Education and Workforce Development

South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap Report

The following report summarizes the collaborative work of stakeholders during the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap Initiative. Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions facilitated and provided the structure and process followed by South Carolina stakeholders. An Advisory Committee, a diverse and broadly representative group, was formed and met regularly to provide guidance to the process which represented nearly 70 diverse stakeholder voices. The Roadmap identified several potential paths forward to help stakeholders and citizens seize the energy efficiency opportunities within the state. Informed by the 24 energy efficiency recommendations from the state’s 2016 State Energy Plan, the objective of the Roadmap is to build on the collective priorities and strengths of the state’s energy stakeholders to identify and achieve a shared set of energy efficiency policy goals and inform the state’s energy efficiency strategy. The recommendations resulting from the Roadmap are reflective of the work of the voluntary stakeholder working groups. As a result, not all recommendations reflect consensus among all stakeholders but are included for the purpose of furthering discussion and continued exchange.

South Carolina Energy Efficiency Roadmap 2020 (PDF)


Stakeholder Workshop #1
November 18, 2019  |  8:30AM - 3:30PM
South Carolina Archives and History Center 
 
Stakeholder Workshop #2
June 4, 2020  |  9AM - 12PM

Energy Efficiency Roadmap Advisory Committee
 
MEETINGS:
January 13, 2020  |  2PM - 4PM
AARP, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1720, Columbia, SC 29201
 
February 10, 2020  |  2PM - 4PM
AARP, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1720, Columbia, SC 29201
 
March 9, 2020  |  2PM - 4PM
AARP, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1720, Columbia, SC 29201
 
April 13, 2020  |  2PM - 4PM
Call-in
 
May 26, 2020  |  2PM - 4PM
Call-in
 
June 15, 2020  |  1PM - 2:30PM
Call-in
 

Education and Workforce Development
 
MEETINGS:
March 6, 2020  |  10AM - 4PM
Call-in
 

Efficiency in Buildings
 
MEETINGS:
January 6, 2020  |  2PM - 3:30PM
AARP, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1720, Columbia, SC 29201
 
February 10, 2020  |  10AM - 12PM
AARP, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1720, Columbia, SC 29201
 
March 2, 2020  |  1 PM - 2:30PM
AARP, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1720, Columbia, SC 29201
 
May 15, 2020  |  10AM - 11:30AM
Call-in
 
Subject Matter Expert Presentations
South Carolina Appraisal Board  |  April 7, 2020
 

Energy Equity/Energy Burden
 
MEETINGS:
January 7, 2020  |  11:30AM - 1:30PM
DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
 
January 27, 2020  |  1PM - 3PM
DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
 
March 5, 2020  |  1PM - 3PM
DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
 
April 3, 2020  |  11AM - 1PM
Call-in
 
May 18, 2020  |  11AM - 12:30PM
Call-in
 

Utility Programs
 
MEETINGS:
January 27, 2020 | 3PM - 4PM
Call-in
 
February 24, 2020 | 3PM - 4PM
Call-in
 
March 3, 2020 | 3PM - 4PM
Call-in
 

Financing Mechanisms
 
MEETINGS:
January 6, 2020  |  3PM - 5PM
Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, 808 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29033
 
January 31, 2020  |  10AM - 12PM
Call-in
 
March 30, 2020  |  10AM - 11:30AM
Call-in
 
Subject Matter Expert Presentations
South Carolina Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Programs  |  February 13, 2020
 
Green Banks and On-Bill Financing  |  March 12, 2020
 
Green Bank Fireside Chat: Solar & Energy Loan Fund (SELF)  |  March 25, 2021

Nonprofits and Public Entities
 
MEETINGS:
January 27, 2020  |  1PM - 3PM
DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
 
February 21, 2020  |  10AM - 12PM
Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
 

March 2, 2020  |  2PM - 4PM
Call-in