COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The South Carolina Energy Office, housed within the Office of Regulatory Staff, has launched a new online Energy Saver Tool and website to help consumers easily find energy-saving programs. The tool and website were built in partnership with NIC South Carolina, the state’s digital government services provider.
Finding energy-saving programs can involve visiting multiple websites and be frustrating for consumers. Now consolidated in one central, online location, these programs can be accessed through the Energy Saver Tool on EnergySaver.SC.GOV. The tool offers an easy way for the public to answer a few simple questions and find energy-saving programs available to them. Users can also search by category or by program name to find specific program information. Programs and results are printable and can be shared by exporting to a PDF or Excel file.
The Energy Office will keep the inventory of energy-saving programs up-to-date and can pull comprehensive program reports through a back-end administrative tool.
“After discussions with stakeholders during our development of the State Energy Plan, we recognized the need for an organization to provide this resource and took on the challenge,” said Anthony James, Director of the Energy Office. “EnergySaver.SC.GOV will make it easier for consumers to see what’s out there, and we’re happy to provide the access to this valuable information.”
In addition, the Energy Saver website includes energy-saving tips for homes and businesses in a user-friendly and easy-to-follow format.
The Energy Saver Tool and website were built through a partnership between the Energy Office and NIC South Carolina who provides SC.gov for the state of South Carolina.
SC.gov is the official website of South Carolina government (http://www.SC.gov) and a collaborative effort between the State and NIC South Carolina, previously South Carolina Interactive, LLC, to enable citizens to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information. The South Carolina Department of Administration’s Division of Technology Operations provides guidance to NIC South Carolina which is responsible for operating, maintaining, and marketing SC.gov. NIC South Carolina is part of digital government firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The company created the nation's first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.
ABOUT THE ENERGY OFFICE
The Energy Office, housed within the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, serves as the principal energy planning entity for the state. The mission of the Energy Office is to advance South Carolina’s energy strategy and policy through education and outreach. The Energy Office promotes the efficient use of all energy sources. In addition, the Energy Office encourages energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation through a broad range of initiatives that include developing the State Energy Plan, providing technical assistance, offering financial assistance, conducting education and outreach, and maintaining an energy data resource. More information is available on ENERGY.SC.GOV.