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CONWAY – After an extensive review of options, the City of Conway and Santee Cooper have agreed to allow Lake Busbee, an industrial cooling pond built in the 1960s, to return to wetlands planted with native species. The Conway City Council cemented that decision today with a vote against taking ownership of the cooling pond. Lake Busbee [...]

When the Coastal Carolina University football team rushes onto the teal field on Dec. 2, they will kick off the inaugural Chants Up for Green Power Game, which will be 100 percent powered by Santee Cooper Green Power. The game against Georgia Southern, sponsored by the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, also will be celebrated as a zero waste [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper crews departed today for the U.S. Virgin Islands to help restore power to the region ravaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. Some residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas have been without power since Sept. 6. A total of 13 Santee Cooper employees, including 12 line [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Get ready to make heartfelt family memories when Celebrate The Season’s Holiday Lights Driving Tour kicks off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. New this year, the Holiday Fairs will take place at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex and will feature outdoor movie nights and [...]

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Pinopolis Lock on Lake Moultrie at Jefferies Hydroelectric Station will be out of service from Oct. 25 through Nov. 8 for planned maintenance. Once the lock reopens, winter operating hours will begin. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. As part of the outage, Santee Cooper and the South [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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