Santee Cooper Prepared for Winter Weather

Santee Cooper Prepared for Winter Weather

Santee Cooper Prepared for Winter Weather

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – – Santee Cooper personnel are prepared for the anticipated effects the winter weather may have on Santee Cooper’s customers. Approximately 2 million South Carolinians depend on the state-owned electric and water utility as their power source, either directly or through the state’s electric cooperatives. 

As of 8 a.m. today, Santee Cooper went to OpCon 2 alert status. This means a threat to Santee Cooper’s electric system is imminent or has occurred, but effects are limited or still uncertain. 

“Santee Cooper will make every effort to keep electricity flowing to our 198,000 customers in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties and our wholesale and industrial customers across the state,” said Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer. “Our equipment is lined up, our vehicles are ready, and we are finalizing details to be sure we can respond to outages as soon as we safely can.” 

Residential and commercial customers can report outages at or by calling 888-769-7688. Customers also can find information on storm safety, including generator and downed power line safety, at Santee Cooper’s Storm Center.

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Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power provider, the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state, and one of America’s Best Midsize Employers as named by Forbes. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina. To learn more, visit and follow #PoweringSC on social media.