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Cheers to 10 years of Green Power with RBC Heritage


April 11, 2018   By Nicole Aiello in Green Power

What an exciting week! The weather is beautiful and the sun is shining on Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. And we’re celebrating an impressive milestone … the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is celebrating a decade of going green with Green Power.

It started with a promise 10 years ago – a promise to be excellent environmental stewards. Since then, every drive, chip and putt has been powered by 100 percent Green Power, generated by Santee Cooper and delivered to RBC Heritage by our friends at Palmetto Electric Cooperative.

RBC Heritage will purchase Santee Cooper Green Power from Palmetto Electric for the duration of the 2018 tournament, which is taking place now. 

I’ve been lucky enough to join Heritage and PEC at the tournament, giving away Green Power information at the booth on the Heritage Lawn. It’s a real treat to see how well people respond when they learn about the Green Power partnership with Heritage, Palmetto Electric and Santee Cooper.

Let me tell you a little more about Green Power. Santee Cooper generates Green Power from clean, renewable energy sources including landfill methane gas, solar power and wind power right here in South Carolina. In fact, in 2001 Santee Cooper became the first utility to generate Green Power and offer it for sale in South Carolina, and Palmetto Electric Cooperative signed on as one of the first cooperatives in the state to offer Green Power to its members.

Santee Cooper began generating renewable Green Power when it opened the Horry County Landfill Generating Station, which produces electricity from methane gas created by naturally decomposing garbage. As South Carolina’s leader in generating electricity from renewable resources, Santee Cooper has six landfill methane gas stations in commercial operation. It also has solar arrays generating power for the grid, 28 demonstration solar projects at middle schools statewide, including two in partnership with Palmetto Electric, and a wind power project.

As our interim President and CEO said, “We applaud the Heritage and Palmetto Electric Cooperative on their continued commitment to Green Power and, as always, we look forward to working together in the years to come.”

Are you interested in purchasing Green Power for your home or business? Customers of Santee Cooper and the state’s electric cooperatives can purchase Green Power each month through their electric bills. For just two dimes a day, the purchase of Green Power builds a green energy future that has lasting impacts for our homes, cities and state. Green Power is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.