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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. –With the debut of its new payment plan, Santee Cooper is making it even easier for customers to “go solar.” Santee Cooper launched South Carolina’s first community solar program in 2016. Santee Cooper Solar Share is ideal for customers who don’t want to, or can’t, put solar panels on [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper earned a second place American Public Power Association annual Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2017. The award is in the category for large utilities, with 1,000,000 to 3,999,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. “Safety is something we focus on daily at Santee [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper is inviting residents of Johns Island to an Open House to learn more about the construction of a transmission power line on Johns Island. The Open House will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at Berkeley Electric Cooperative (3351 Maybank Hwy.). The new transmission line will ensure [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The 400-foot beachfront swimming area at Santee Cooper's Overton Beach Park on Lake Moultrie opens Saturday, May 26, and remains open through Aug. 24. Overton Beach Park, located five miles north of Moncks Corner, will be open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with certified lifeguards on duty. Admission [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will conduct a test of its 15 warning sirens for the Santee Dam floodplain in Berkeley, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties on Monday, May 21. As part of the test, Santee Cooper will set off each siren in test mode, which includes about a one-minute siren followed by a prerecorded message and a live [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Biologists with Santee Cooper and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources have completed a fish survey of the industrial cooling pond known as Lake Busbee. The survey found low productivity and a fish population primarily consisting of sunfish species already common in and around the adjacent Waccamaw River. The [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper submitted today a petition to intervene in Public Service Commission proceeding 2017-370-E, concerning the proposed merger between SCANA Corp. and Dominion Energy and SCANA’s abandonment of the V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 project. Santee Cooper owns 45 percent of the V.C. Summer project. A PSC [...]

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Over 5,900 solar panels are now generating electricity at Santee Cooper’s new Bell Bay Solar Farm. The solar farm has been uniquely designed to maximize solar energy in the afternoon to coincide with the Grand Strand’s peak energy usage. “We engineered the tilt of the solar panels to take full [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will begin pumping water out of Lake Busbee on Thursday, April 12, in order to help facilitate its transformation from an industrial cooling pond to a natural wetlands area. Pumping operations will take approximately 30 days, depending on weather. During this time, Santee Cooper will erect a safety [...]

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Santee Cooper is offering a free Solar Energy Workshop and a tour of a solar rooftop installation from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 21, in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. At the workshop and tour, participants will learn about solar energy and other [...]
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