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Green Power powers RBC Heritage

March 01, 2017   By Nicole Aiello in Green Power

Palmetto Electric Cooperative, RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing and Santee Cooper announced this week the RBC Heritage would be powered by 100 percent Green Power for the ninth year in a row. That’s quite a commitment to the environment, and one we’re proud to be a part of.

RBC Heritage’s commitment year after year to Green Power is pretty impressive. The PGA Golf Tournament will purchase Santee Cooper Green Power from Palmetto Electric Cooperative for the duration of the 2017 event, which plays April 10 through 16 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Even more impressive, the tournament was the first major Green Power event in the state, back in 2009.

Green Power is made from clean, renewable energy sources that include biogas, solar and wind power right here in our great state of South Carolina. We began generating Green Power in 2001. Palmetto Electric was actually one of the first cooperatives in the state to offer Green Power to its members. Since 2001, additional electric cooperatives, events, businesses and even some of our own residential customers have committed to using Green Power for their energy needs.

Steve Wilmot, tournament director for RBC Heritage said they are committed to thinking green and is sending that challenge out to others.

Wilmot explained, “Buying renewable energy has led us to implement a number of other environmental programs during tournament week. I’d like to send out a friendly challenge to other golf events across the state to make their greens even greener by purchasing Green Power.”

I, too, would like to challenge you to think about purchasing Green Power for your business, home or event. For just $3 per month, you can buy one block of Green Power, which equates to 100 kilowatt hours of energy, or around 10 percent of an average household’s energy use. In addition to making the commitment to use clean, renewable power, you’ll be contributing to new clean, renewable power. The money collected for Green Power goes toward new renewable power projects.

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit our website, or visit if you’re not a Santee Cooper customer. If you’re planning to go to the RBC Heritage, you can learn more at the Green Power booth on The Heritage Lawn, near the 18th fairway.