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 Roadmap will review remaining energy efficiency recommendations from the 2016 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 have been formed and are meeting monthly:

  • Efficiency in Buildings
  • Energy Equity and Justice
  • Utility Programs
  • Financing Mechanisms
  • Public and Nonprofit Entities
  • Education and Workforce Development

 The final Energy Efficiency Roadmap report is expected to be completed by October 2020.


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
 

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 and Justice
 
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
 

Public and Nonprofit 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