A New Future
Facts ARE Facts
A new day is dawning at Santee Cooper. For 85 years, we have been an integral part of our state’s history, taking an important role in powering and helping build many towns, cities and rural communities through partnerships with co-ops, economic-development partners and industry. That’s a fact no one can dispute.
Today, Santee Cooper is taking new steps to ensure a strong future for all of our customers and those we serve in South Carolina. We are carefully, prudently making the needed, difficult choices we know are required.
Our goal is simple: to provide reliable and low-cost electricity and water to the great State of South Carolina now and for years to come. We know we must earn your confidence, and we intend to do just that. We are taking the required action for an even better tomorrow.
- New Board Chairman: We have a new Acting Chairman of our Board of Directors, Dan Ray. The entire Board is committed to building an innovative future still firmly rooted in low power costs and gold-standard reliability.
- New CEO, Deputy CEO and CFO: In July under its new Acting Chairman, the Board hired a new CEO. Mark Bonsall is a highly respected utility executive who led large public power utility Salt River Project (of Arizona) through many innovative advances in generating resources, securing financing, improving customer service and more. Santee Cooper’s new Deputy CEO Charlie Duckworth was instrumental in planning and executing many of those changes at Salt River. Pamela Williams, who was formerly in charge of Santee Cooper’s progressive economic development and environmental stewardship programs, was named CFO earlier this year.
- New Business Plan: For the past several months, Santee Cooper has been developing a new business plan that is focused on improving performance, further reducing costs to customers, minimizing our carbon footprint, and building trust among our customers and other stakeholders. Details of that plan will be announced next week.
It’s a new day at Santee Cooper. You’ll hear much more about this on Sept. 3. That’s a fact.