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10/16/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper customers interested in purchasing or leasing rooftop solar panels or buying into a community solar program will benefit under a comprehensive incentive package approved today by the Santee Cooper Board of Directors. The incentive package focuses on three areas: Rebates: Up-front rebates of 65 [...]
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10/14/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper ended its controlled spill at the Santee Dam on Lake Marion this morning. Spilling began on Sunday, Oct. 4, after historic rainfalls drenched much of South Carolina. Santee Cooper reached a peak target of 75,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with water flows resulting in [...]
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10/09/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper has reduced its controlled spill at the Santee Dam on Lake Marion to 30,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) as extreme inflows into the Santee Cooper Lakes system have subsided. Historic rains across the state prompted Santee Cooper to start spilling through six primary gates on Sunday, Oct. 4 [...]
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10/07/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Earlier today, Santee Cooper increased its controlled spill at the Santee Dam to 82,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs), in response to extreme inflows coming into Lake Marion from the Midlands. "I want to reassure everyone that Santee Cooper's dams and dikes are secure," said Pamela Williams, senior vice [...]
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10/05/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The past several days of extreme rainfall throughout South Carolina have caused increased inflows to the Santee Cooper Lakes system, resulting in spilling operations on Lake Marion. Santee Cooper's dams and dikes are secure. Spilling is a normal part of Santee Cooper's hydroelectric operations in periods of [...]
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10/01/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The "high lonesome sound" of bluegrass music comes to Old Santee Canal Park for the inaugural Biggin Swamp Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10. Gates for this family event open at noon with the music starting up at 1 p.m. During the festival, musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments for a [...]
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09/29/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper will be celebrating both American Public Power Week and Customer Service Week Oct. 4-10 by showcasing employees and customer service commitments on social media and in its retail offices. Also, as a thank you to customers, the utility will be offering free snacks in its retail offices on Thursday, Oct. 8 [...]
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09/24/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — During the period Oct. 5-16, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter treatments of EPA-approved aquatic herbicides targeting the invasive aquatic plants crested floating heart, water hyacinth and giant cutgrass in upper Lake Marion. These applications should improve lake access for residential and commercial [...]
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09/08/2015

ROCK HILL, S.C. — The city of Rock Hill, Santee Cooper and Rock Hill School District 3 dedicated today a Green Power Solar School at Saluda Trail Middle School. The school has been equipped with a solar cell array that is already producing electricity from the sun's rays, providing students with a firsthand look at the opportunities and [...]
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08/26/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper's Green Power program hit a major milestone when it generated its 1 millionth megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity this week. That's enough renewable energy to power more than 74,000 average-sized homes for a year.* Santee Cooper's 1 millionth MWh of Green Power was produced just before 1 p.m. on [...]
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