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Keeping Energy Affordable

Santee Cooper's rates are designed to recover costs and provide for future electric needs, rather than to earn a profit. We have no shareholders.


Our rates are designed in accordance with several guiding principles, which are to:


  • Provide the revenue required to preserve the financial integrity of Santee Cooper
  • Allocate costs to specific customer classes in a reasonable, equitable and defendable manner
  • Support economic development, job attraction and retention that benefits all of our customers
  • Develop rates that encourage customers to use electricity in an efficient manner
  • Avoid undue price fluctuations
  • Maintain a system of rates that is understandable to customers and not unduly burdensome to administer