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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved two new officers today. Marc R. Tye is now executive vice president of competitive markets and generation, and Thomas B. Curtis is vice president of generating stations. Tye joined Santee Cooper in 1984 and has served in a number of capacities, including manager of [...]

DARLINGTON, S.C. — When the green flags drop at Darlington Raceway for the two NASCAR races this Labor Day weekend, it will mean more than drivers vying for victory lane. That's because all the electrical needs of the NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 on Sept. 5 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper is accepting applications for transmission line technicians for current and future job openings and invites interested candidates to learn more about the position and its requirements at one of five informational sessions. Santee Cooper transmission line technicians assist in the inspection [...]
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