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01/28/2016

Due to current lake levels, Santee Cooper began spilling operations at the Santee Dam. The controlled spill began today at 5,000 cubic feet of water per second into the Santee River. Spilling, which is a normal part of Santee Cooper’s hydroelectric operations in periods of increased flows into the lakes, is expected to continue until [...]
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01/26/2016

Nearly perfect marks in power reliability and outage restoration kept Santee Cooper’s latest residential customer satisfaction score well above the national average, with an overall satisfaction score of 97 percent, according to an independent study conducted in October by Market Search. Beyond overall satisfaction, the study looks at [...]
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01/25/2016

CONWAY, S.C. — Santee Cooper's ongoing dismantling of Grainger Generating Station will mark a significant milestone at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, when contractors are scheduled to bring down the station's two stacks. Plans are being finalized now to topple the stacks with a series of small, controlled explosions that weaken the stacks on [...]
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01/20/2016

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper has concluded spilling operations from the Santee Dam on Lake Marion. The gates at the Santee Spillway were closed on the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 18. Prolonged rainfall throughout its watershed, combined with spilling operations from upstream reservoirs, brought increased inflows to the Santee [...]
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01/08/2016

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved today the sale of $543,745,000 in revenue obligation bonds, with proceeds designated to refinance a portion of the utility's existing debt. The refunding produced approximately $78 million in net present value savings. The all-in true interest rate is 3.65 percent, and [...]
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01/04/2016

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper today is increasing its rate of spill from the Santee Spillway at the Santee Dam on Lake Marion to 97,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) — or approximately 725,000 gallons of water per second. Prolonged rainfall throughout its watershed, combined with spilling operations from upstream [...]
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12/29/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Santee Cooper Board of Directors today authorized management to execute a new power supply contract with Century Aluminum Co., to be effective Jan. 1, 2016. The three-year contract provides that Santee Cooper will deliver 100 percent of the Mt. Holly plant's electric needs. Beginning Feb. 1, 2016, Santee Cooper [...]
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12/18/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper officials announced today that Century Aluminum Co. has accepted a deal in principle regarding power supply to the Mt. Holly plant. The agreement is subject to approval by each organization's board of directors. The deal would provide a new, three-year power contract through which Santee Cooper will [...]
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12/14/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Berkeley County legislative delegation met at Santee Cooper's headquarters today at 5 p.m. Santee Cooper's president and CEO and members of Executive Leadership met with the delegation regarding Century Aluminum's Mt. Holly plant. It was a good discussion, and Santee Cooper confirmed our willingness to extend [...]
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12/08/2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved two new officers yesterday. Arnold R. Singleton is now a member of the executive leadership team as the senior vice president of power delivery, and Charles S. "Sam" Bennett II is vice president of administration. Singleton joined Santee Cooper in May 2014 as vice [...]
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