SC Energy Success Stories

Local Governments & Municipalities

2021 Mini-Grant Program provided funding for seven high-impact demonstration projects




City of Greenville: Solar Mini-Grant Project

2020 Mini-Grant Program provided funding for five high-impact demonstration projects

2019 Mini-Grant Program provided funding for five high-impact demonstration projects

The Plug in SC program provides standardized branding and signage forelectric vehicle charging stations in South Carolina

As a small municipality, the City of Darlington wanted to reduce its utility bills and maintenance costs. Without paying any money upfront, the City was able to complete a lighting upgrade project in six city buildings.

The City of Myrtle Beach, named one of the “best family beach vacations in the USA” by the US News and World Report, draws over 11 million tourists every year. Locals, mixed with an increasing amount of tourists, lead to traffic and congestion. To combat these effects, the City decided to encourage bicycling by designing and installing bike racks at key destination points throughout the City and developing a BikeWalkMB app.

With rising electric rates, Town of Saluda officials knew action was needed to take control of their future power bills. They conducted an energy audit to determine the best options to offset energy usage in the Town Hall. The Town then applied for and received a ConserFund Loan from the Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office (Energy Office) to update lighting to LED in the Town Hall, install occupancy sensors, and install a 26 kilowatt rooftop solar array.

Richland County
By leveraging federal grant money and utility incentives, Richland County was able to stretch project dollars to retrofit chillers in county buildings, upgrade lighting, and start a lightbulb exchange program.

City of Greenville
The City of Greenville chose to enter into a performance contract to replace or modify their existing energy infrastructure and to improve the efficiency of systems at several facilities. Projects included lighting system retrofits and replacements, water conservation, rooftop HVAC replacements and controls, chiller plant upgrades, and more.


Greer Commission of Public Works
In April 2013, Greer CPW opened a new public compressed natural gas (CNG) fast-fill station to promote the benefits of CNG to their customers and the general public.

Greenwood County Sheriff's Office