Santee Cooper Prepared for Hurricane Ian

Santee Cooper Prepared for Hurricane Ian

Santee Cooper Prepared for Hurricane Ian

(MONCKS CORNER, S.C.) – Santee Cooper team members are prepared for the anticipated effects that Hurricane Ian may have on Santee Cooper’s service territory. 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 Operating Condition (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 wholesale and industrial customers across the state and our 185,000 customers in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties,” 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.”

 Customers can report outages at or 888-769-7688.

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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.