Increasing Value for South Carolina


With new leadership and a new focus on sustainability, Santee Cooper is recommitting to our mission – to improve the quality of lives for all South Carolinians – by increasing our value to customers and the state of South Carolina. Accountability means public reporting of our efforts on key initiatives, which we will do here. You can also view our monthly reports to the Office of Regulatory Staff on our ORS Reporting Page.




Lean & Green Power Supply

Santee Cooper is transforming our generation mix, with plans to add up to 1,500 MW of solar, up to 200 MW of battery storage, and conservation. These changes will provide customers a more flexible, sustainable power supply that is also cheaper. This new power supply will keep rates low for years to come.


      Solar RFP Update
      RFP sent for 500 MW solar
      Winyah Unit 4 to idle end of 2020

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Financial Health

As a self-funded, state-owned utility, Santee Cooper must preserve our financial health in order to capably and reliably serve our customers throughout South Carolina. We will do so while also meeting the rate freeze and refund terms of the Cook settlement, maintaining low prices, and reducing long-term debt over time.


      New debt reduction strategies examined
      Westinghouse, Santee Cooper settle equipment lawsuit
      Moody’s notes “credit positive” development for Santee Cooper
      We’re holding the line on base rates through 2024
      MOUs with Dominion, Southern seek operating efficiencies

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Accountability

Santee Cooper must be accountable to our customers and to South Carolina. That starts with a safe and strong workforce, and performance that is reliable and sustainable. We are doubling down on customer service and increasing transparency in our operations and will report progress here.


      Santee Cooper creates Inclusion Diversity and Equity Awareness Council
      Forbes ranks Santee Cooper among state's best employers
      ORS reviews Santee Cooper June activity
      ORS reviews Santee Cooper May activity
      Wetlands being restored

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Community Impact

Santee Cooper has facilities across the state, and our employees live in 35 different counties. From unique economic development programs that help recruit and retain industries and good jobs, to extensive community involvement, Santee Cooper makes a positive impact in our communities. That will not change.


      Santee Cooper Provides $50,000 Grant for Site Improvements at West Branch Commerce Park
      Santee Cooper Funds $150,000 Grant for Site Improvements in Newberry County
      Santee Cooper receives United Way Community Champion Award
      Santee Cooper offers virtual learning opportunities
      Camp Hall named 7th best industrial park in the nation

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