SCE&G customers set new energy usage record this week

From the SCE&G Communications Office

SCE&G electric customers set a new electricity usage record Wednesday as the extreme cold temperatures throughout the state drove up demand. Customers used more than 103,700 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity, surpassing the previous usage record of 101,118 MWH set in 2014.

SCE&G, in a release, said it continues to closely monitor its system to ensure customers receive reliable power during this period of severe cold weather, but with record usage comes the potential for increased customer bills. SCE&G encourages customers to continue to reduce their energy usage by following these tips:

Set thermostats to 68°F or lower (each degree higher can significantly increase heating costs).
Open blinds and shades during the day to let in sunshine.
Check air filters monthly and change when dirty.
Ensure HVAC vents are open and unobstructed.
Caulk around windows, replace old weather stripping around doors to keep cold air out.
Check ductwork periodically for leaks or tears and repair as necessary.

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