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.


      Moody’s upgrades outlook and other credit report positives
      Efforts yield anticipated $120M in fuel savings through 2024
      New debt reduction strategies examined
      Westinghouse, Santee Cooper settle equipment lawsuit
      Moody’s notes “credit positive” development for Santee Cooper

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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.


      Making progress on several fronts
      Santee Cooper reliability ranks in the top 1%
      ORS reviews Santee Cooper July activity
      Santee Cooper creates Inclusion Diversity and Equity Awareness Council
      Forbes ranks Santee Cooper among state's best employers

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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 assists Louisiana utility in Hurricane Delta’s aftermath
      GOPHER Program collects more than half of South Carolina’s used motor oil
      Santee Cooper supporting broadband initiative
      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

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