ItemSouth Carolina home energy labeling(2023-09) South Carolina Energy OfficeThe South Carolina Energy Office of the Office of Regulatory Staff (Energy Office) is developing a home energy labeling framework for the state. The home energy labeling project came from recommendations of the Energy Efficiency Roadmap. The labeling program framework intends to develop a statewide infrastructure to implement and support the labeling of residential properties. ItemConserFund Plus FAQs(2020) South Carolina Energy OfficeThe ConserFund Loan program was established by the Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office (Energy Office) to assist government and non-profit entities in carrying out energy efficiency projects. The program has recently been expanded using funds repaid to the State by entities which received the original 75% grant/25% zero interest loans under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA.) ItemSaving energy : 2016(2016-12) South Carolina Energy OfficeThis report is intended to summarize Demand Side Management activities deployed by South Carolina’s electric and natural gas utilities as reported in 2016. In 2017, 41 of 61 South Carolina electric and natural gas distribution utilities offered DSM programs. Their ongoing activities are discussed. ItemSouth Carolina natural gas infrastructure study committee report(2019-04) South Carolina Energy OfficeIn 2016, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff - Energy Office (Energy Office) worked to develop policy recommendations associated with a comprehensive statewide Energy Plan. The Energy Plan and its eight top-tier recommendations were presented to the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) in April of 2017. The PURC unanimously voted for the Energy Office to continue its work on the Energy Plan. The Energy Plan identified a need to ensure that natural gas is a viable energy option for residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation customers across South Carolina and enables South Carolina to continue to attract economic development. Accordingly, one of the top-tier recommendations that came from the Energy Plan was to assess the status of natural gas infrastructure in South Carolina. The South Carolina Natural Gas Infrastructure Study Committee was formed in June 2017 as a collaborative effort of stakeholders including natural gas utilities, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Energy Office, and other stakeholders representing industry, business, communities, and the environment.