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.
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