Rates

Below are brief descriptions of Santee Cooper's rates for residential, business, industrial and wholesale customers. For a complete description of each rate, please follow the links provided.


Residential

The customer charge for each rate is not shown. All rates are subject to fuel, demand sales and economic development sales adjustment clauses, and the Terms and Conditions of Retail Electric Service. Effective Oct. 31, 2018, Santee Cooper’s Revised Terms and Conditions of Retail Electric Service will go into effect.

Summer season - 11.97 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 9.97 cents/kWh

Standard rate for residential service.

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Summer season - 11.97 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 9.97 cents/kWh

Transition rate for residential customers who were previously served under Good Cents Rates R1/R2 (New) and R3/R4 (Improved). The complete transition schedule is included in the rate schedule.

Closed for new customers.

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Residential rate for private homes, single-family dwelling units and farms. Participation is on a voluntary basis.
 

Energy Charges Summer Non-Summer
On-Peak 34.38 cents/kWh 30.94 cents /kWh
Off-Peak 6.13 cents/kWh 6.13 cents /kWh

 

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Business

These basic descriptions do not reflect monthly customer charges, or fuel adjustments, demand sales adjustment charges or credits, or economic development sales adjustments. For complete descriptions please click on the links below. Electric service is also subject to our official Terms and Conditions. Effective Oct. 31, 2018, Santee Cooper’s Revised Terms and Conditions of Retail Electric Service will go into effect.

The best rate for your business will depend on the amount and pattern of your energy usage. Upon request, we will review your current and past energy usage and determine if your business is on the best rate. Please contact Commercial Services at 843-347-3399 ext. 3093 to request this review.

Summer season - 11.26 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 9.26 cents/kWh

Available to customers with no more than 50-kW potential demand in any of three months during a consecutive 12-month period. 

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Summer season - 4.75 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 3.75 cents/kWh

$23.42/kW demand

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Summer season - 4.65 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 3.65 cents/kWh

$23.60/kW Demand

Available to customers with more than 300-kW potential demand in at least three months during a 12-month consecutive period that also have a rolling 12-month average load factor of at least 70 percent.

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Summer season - 14.12 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 12.12 cents/kWh

Applicable to service of a temporary nature.

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Summer season - 4.75 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 3.75 cents/kWh

$25.04/kW Demand

A voluntary rate designed for consumers whose business operates on a seasonal basis and who meets the eligibility requirements of the General Service Demand Rate Schedule or its successor.

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Energy Charges Summer Non-Summer
On-Peak 4.75 cents/kWh 4.75 cents/kWh
Off-Peak 3.75 cents/kWh 3.75 cents/kWh

$25.76/kW on-peak Demand
$13.94/kW off-peak Demand

A time-of-use rate is applicable to all customers meeting the eligibility requirements of the General Service Schedules or their successor.

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Summer season - 7.00 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 6.00 cents/kWh

$12.65/kW Demand

A transitional rate for customers receiving service under the General Service Rate Schedule GA or Temporary Service Schedule TP.

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Industrial and Wholesale

Santee Cooper offers the Large Light & Power Schedule and six associated riders to customers with large, industrial-type electrical requirements.

Customers served under this schedule must contract for at least 1,000 kW of demand and receive service directly from or near our transmission system.

The six riders provide for different types of service. When combined with the firm service delivered under the Large Light & Power Schedule, customers can tailor their service agreement to suit their specific needs based on load factor, ability to reduce load, or ability to align operations with periods during which Santee Cooper can provide energy at lower cost. This is especially important to manufacturers whose electrical operating costs comprise a significant percentage of their finished product costs.

A brief description of each type of service is listed below, along with a link to the full schedule or rider. Please be sure to consult an Industrial Services representative at 843-761-4063 if you are considering service under the Large Light & Power offerings. We can review the advantages of each rider and provide operating cost estimates based on your projected loads.

This schedule provides firm service, available whenever a customer chooses to use it, at essentially the same price all the time. All Large Light & Power customers receive some firm service. The Terms and Conditions of Large Power Electric Service are set forth in Attachment A to this schedule.

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Service under this rider is curtailable by Santee Cooper on an hourly basis. In most instances, the customer has the opportunity to buy through a curtailment.

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This is a real-time pricing rate; the price for energy changes each hour, and customers must schedule their usage each hour. Service under this rider is curtailable by Santee Cooper in emergency situations. Pricing alternatives are available under this rider where the energy price is fixed during certain hours.

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  Click here to view Optional Rider schedule (PDF).

  Click here to view As-Used Rider schedule (PDF).

This rider is available for customers that self-generate and would like Santee Cooper to provide service on a standby basis.

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This schedule applies to electrical power and energy that is interruptible or curtailable under short notice.

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Service under this rider is closed to new applicants as of Dec. 31, 2015.

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Service under this rider is closed to new applicants as of Dec. 31, 2017.

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This clause is applicable to the energy charge of the Large Light & Power L-17 Schedule and the L-17-I Interruptible Rider. It is also applicable to the pricing alternative to the L-17-EP Economy Power Rider.

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This clause is applicable to the demand charge of the Large Light & Power L-17 Schedule and the L-17-I Interruptible Rider, and credits these customers with appropriate revenues obtained by Santee Cooper through sales associated with the L-13-ED Experimental Economic Development Service Rider.

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This clause is applicable to the demand charge of the Large Light & Power L-17 Schedule and the L-17-I Interruptible Rider, and credits these customers with appropriate shares of non-class revenues obtained by Santee Cooper.

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Please contact your Santee Cooper Industrial Services representative at 843-761-4063 for more information.