Dominion Energy Offers Incentives – EnergyWise for Your Business Program
Dominion Energy South Carolina offers incentives through the EnergyWise for Your Business Program to help non-residential electric customers replace aging, inefficient equipment with energy efficient technologies for HVAC upgrades, commercial kitchen equipment, and lighting. You can help your customers make every dollar count by installing more efficient equipment to help save money for years to come. 

EnergyWise for Your Business offers:
• Financial incentives to reduce the upfront cost of energy efficiency improvements.
• Technical assistance to provide you with guidance on qualifying equipment and application submittals.
• Flexibility: Customers engage their own contractor or in-house staff.
Have incentives paid directly to you or your customer.

Click here for more information. 

Residential Field Study
SCALT was proud to represent its members at the Residential Energy Code Field Study meeting held in Columbia, SC. The field study is in a planning phase, but these studies have been preformed in every state surrounding us, but not in SC. The goal is to identify opportunities for training, outreach and resource development to improve energy efficiency in single-family homes. If you weren’t able to attend in-person or virtually and would like more information on the meeting, please email us and we will share our findings.

On August 16, 2022, the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law. The IRA includes $8.8 billion in funding for consumer home energy rebate programs which will be administered by individual states. South Carolina expects to receive over $137 million of these funds, which will be split into two programs: Home Energy Performance Based, Whole House Rebates (HOME rebates) and High Efficiency Electric Home rebates.

Your association is working with the South Carolina Energy Office to make sure SCALT members are in the front line to receive the information on how the money will be distributed.

SCALT will walk with its members through the process as we receive more and more information. SCALT has met with the Energy Office and will offer members a chance to hear from the Energy Office as we lean more.  A meeting will be held on June 9 at noon to begin the discussions.

Updates will be provided on the

Following is a history of recent legislative accomplishments.

• SCALT members from around the state participated in the Governor Press Conferences announcing the SC Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program. Willie Youmas with Youmas Heating and Air in Charleston and Theresa Wardlaw with Cool Care Heating and Air in Columbia participated in the Governors announcement of the new Cares Act Funding in 2020.

• SCALT members sat down with legislators in 2021 to discuss ways to support the trades in South Carolina.

• SCALT supported the passage of Business License Tax Reform passed the General Assembly after more than ten years in 2021.