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Business Rates

Below are brief descriptions of Santee Cooper's rates for businesses. 

These basic descriptions do not reflect monthly customer charges, or fuel adjustments, demand sales adjustment charges or credits, or economic development sales adjustments. For complete descriptions please click on the links below. Electric service is also subject to our official Terms and Conditions.

The best rate for your business will depend on the amount and pattern of your energy usage. Upon request, we will review your current and past energy usage and determine if your business is on the best rate. Please contact Commercial Services at 843-347-3399 ext. 3093 or by email to request this review.

General Service (GA-16)

Summer season - 11.25 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 9.25 cents/kWh

Available to customers with no more than 50-kW potential demand in any of three months during a consecutive 12-month period. 

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General Service Demand (GB-16)

Summer season - 4.75 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 3.75 cents/kWh

$22.94/kW demand

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Large General Service (GL-16)

Summer season - 4.65 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 3.65 cents/kWh

$23.29/kW Demand

Available to customers with more than 300-kW potential demand in at least three months during a 12-month consecutive period that also have a rolling 12 month average load factor of at least 70 percent.

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Temporary Service (TP-16)

Summer season - 14.06 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 12.06 cents/kWh

Applicable to service of a temporary nature.

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Seasonal General Service (GV-16)

Summer season - 4.75 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 3.75 cents/kWh

$24.60/kW Demand

A voluntary rate designed for consumers whose business operates on a seasonal basis and who meets the eligibility requirements of the General Service Demand Rate Schedule or its successor.

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General Service Time of Use (GT-16)

Energy Charges Summer Non-Summer
On-Peak 4.75 cents/kWh 4.75 cents/kWh
Off-Peak 3.75 cents/kWh 3.75 cents/kWh


$25.23/kW on-peak Demand
$13.28/kW off-peak Demand

A time-of-use rate applicable to all customers meeting the eligibility requirements of the General Service Schedules or their successor.

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Transition Adjustment (TA-16)

Summer season - 7.56 cents/kWh
Non-summer season - 6.56 cents/kWh

$9.75/kW Demand

A transitional rate for customers receiving service under the General Service Rate Schedule GA or Temporary Service Schedule TP.

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