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10/06/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors today named James E. Brogdon Jr. interim president and CEO. Brogdon retired from Santee Cooper in 2014 as general counsel and executive vice president. Current President and CEO Lonnie Carter announced his retirement Aug. 25. The Board also named Marc R. Tye, Santee Cooper [...]
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09/27/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved today an Assignment and Purchase Agreement with Citibank, N.A., to sell the monetary rights of its portion of the $2.168 billion Toshiba Guaranty Settlement Claim. The agreement does not include the first-scheduled payment from Toshiba of $150 million.  The [...]
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09/12/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – From Sept. 25 through Oct. 15, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter applications of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved herbicides to control giant cutgrass in lakes Marion and Moultrie. These applications should improve lake access for residential and commercial properties and improve recreational [...]
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09/07/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper personnel are making preparations for potential damages to our service territory from Hurricane Irma. Approximately 2 million South Carolinians depend on the state-owned electric and water utility as their power source, either directly or through the state’s electric cooperatives. Earlier today [...]
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08/25/2017

Santee Cooper President and CEO Lonnie Carter announced today his retirement from Santee Cooper after a 35-year career that saw Santee Cooper triple in generating capacity and number of customers served. Carter will leave Santee Cooper with rates lower than the state and national averages, customer satisfaction ratings well above the national [...]
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08/18/2017

The Pinopolis Lock will not operate on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., the timeframe during the eclipse. The lock, located on Lake Moultrie at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station, will cease operations during that time for safety reasons. Digital signage at the lock will display the current operating status. Please remember [...]
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08/16/2017

When the green flag drops at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend, drivers could earn their “green stripe” on turn 4 at the track Too Tough to Tame. Turn 4 will be painted green as a reminder to be kind to the environment. And Darlington Raceway is doing just that by using 100 percent Green Power for the electrical needs of the [...]
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08/15/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will test its sirens located below the Santee Dam and in the Santee River floodplain on Aug. 22 at approximately 9 a.m. The siren tests will be part of full-scale exercise to test Santee Cooper’s Emergency Action Plan for Dam Failure. The exercise will involve various municipal, county, state and [...]
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08/11/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors today authorized management to withdraw two proposed rate increases that if approved, would have taken effect in 2018 and 2019. The action follows the Board’s suspension last week of the construction of two nuclear power units at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. Today’s [...]
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07/31/2017

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved today the suspension of construction of Units 2 and 3 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, SC. The decision is anticipated to save Santee Cooper customers nearly $7 billion in additional costs to complete the project, including projected interest during [...]
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