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Proposed Rate Adjustment

Santee Cooper is proposing a rate increase that, if approved, would begin in April 2018. Public comments on the rate proposal will be taken from June 26, 2017, to Sept. 22, 2017.

The proposed rate adjustment would increase rates across customer groups by an average 3.7 percent annually over a two-year period. Specifically, the proposal recommends increases of an average 3.5 percent in 2018 and an additional 3.9 percent in 2019. More specifically, proposed rates for overall rate classes include:

Primary drivers for the proposed rate adjustment are slow load growth, costs associated with nuclear construction and other system improvements as well as environmental compliance.

If you’re a customer and would like to comment on the proposed rate adjustment, you can do so in three ways:
1. Comment here on our website by filling out the form below.

2. Send comments through the mail to:
    Santee Cooper
    Attn: Rates M301
    1 Riverwood Dr.
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461

3. Attend one of the public meetings listed below.

  • Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.: Santee Cooper Headquarters, 1 Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner
  • Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.: North Myrtle Beach City Hall, 1120 Second Ave. South, North Myrtle Beach
  • Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.: Waccamaw Branch of Georgetown County Library, 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island
  • Aug. 16 at 2 p.m.: Santee Cooper Conway Office, 100 Elm St., Conway
  • Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.: Myrtle Beach Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach