Search Santee Cooper

Get social with us


February 24, 2016   By Nicole Aiello in Customer Care

I have a long history of loving to read. I especially enjoy the smell of ink and the tactile feel of pages between my fingertips. So, it's a bit surprising to me that I now regularly turn to the screen instead of the paper for the written word – local news, weather updates, national headlines, celebrity gossip, world events and everything in between.

It surprises me even more that I'm getting probably more than 80 percent of my daily intake of information in bite-sized, social media chunks. However, I know there's a reason for that: With social media, I can get immediate, up-to-the-second information and news. And although I still appreciate stories in ink, it's much harder to stay completely up to date by referencing only in print. I have a feeling most of you who are reading this blog on your smart phones or computer screens are right there with me, and doing things like checking Twitter for traffic jams or Facebook for company news.

Because of its popularity and the ease and immediacy of information sharing, we've embraced social media at Santee Cooper as one of the main ways we share information with our customers. We're currently active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. We also want to hear from our customers, and social media makes for a great two-way street when it comes to dialogue.

As an example, just two weeks ago we stood out in the pouring rain on a very cold Sunday morning to watch as demolition crews brought down the two stacks at the Grainger Generating Station site in Conway. The blast took place at 8 a.m. and within a few minutes, our social media followers were able to watch the video of the demo from the warmth of their homes. This was probably our most popular post, in terms of views and comments, on Facebook.

We'll continue looking for interesting ways to keep you updated and to keep our social media posts interesting, including live streaming when it makes sense. (Full disclosure: I actually tried to do this with the Grainger stacks demo, but there was a bit of operator error on my part. Sigh.)

I'd like to invite and encourage you to follow us on one, or all, of our social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Whether you're looking for energy-saving tips, Reduce The Use program information, beautiful views of the Santee Cooper Lakes, outage updates or other news, we've got you covered on social media.