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We are South Carolina.

Our 1,750 full-time employees go home at night to 36 of the state’s 46 counties. We work at Santee Cooper facilities in 17 counties. Santee Cooper employees deliver excellent customer service, reliability, safety and community outreach for the benefit of all the people of South Carolina.

Santee Cooper is one of the top state agencies as ranked by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission annual report on diverse workplaces.

Customer Service and Reliability

> 95 percent or more of our customers are satisfied with Santee Cooper, year in and year out. We are significantly ahead of the national average on this measure.

> Our customers give us their highest marks for our low rates, our conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, our community involvement and our concern for the environment.

> We maintain transmission and distribution reliability ratings above 99.99 percent – that’s an enviable standard, and it means our customers are without electricity less than a half hour on average each year.  

Safety

> We work hard at safety, and we’re pretty good at it. Last year, Santee Cooper earned a First Place American Public Power Association Safety Excellence Award for large utilities with the lowest incident rates across all business operations. Santee Cooper recorded the fewest safety incidents in 2016 compared to any year since we started keeping records.

> Santee Cooper hosted our first Lineworkers Rodeo in 1998 and was instrumental in helping the American Public Power Association begin a national Rodeo too. These events promote safety in all line work, encourage camaraderie between our line crews and the electric cooperatives’, and celebrate teams and individuals who complete the intended tasks quickly while following safety procedures and requirements. Santee Cooper lineworker teams swept the American Public Power Association’s National Rodeo competition in 2017.

Community Outreach

> Santee Cooper employees strongly support the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, United Way and other nonprofit organizations. Some highlights:

$4,600,000

Amount Santee Cooper employees have donated over the past 10 years to United Way campaigns in Horry, Georgetown, Anderson and the Trident area. In 2016, 680 employees donated 1 percent or more of their annual pay to United Way.

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$712,000+


Amount raised since 2011 for local charities in Berkeley County by Celebrate The Season, a holiday lights driving tour and festival hosted by Santee Cooper employee volunteers.

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$924,064


Amount employees have raised for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since 2001.

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10,000

Number of pints of blood employees have donated to the American Red Cross since 2000.

> Santee Cooper employees contributed more than 11,600 volunteer hours in our local communities, supporting charitable organizations, from January through September 2017.

> Santee Cooper employees mentor students in math, reading and communication skills at 15 schools in our direct-serve territory: Berkeley, Horry and Georgetown counties.