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Carolina Energy Conservation installs solar panels for customer Frank Proscia at his home on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in Myrtle Beach Paul Zoeller/ Santee Cooper
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Santee Cooper Offering Free Solar Energy 101 Workshop In Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Santee Cooper is offering a free Solar Energy 101 Workshop to help customers understand the solar energy technologies and rebates available to them. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, in the Bill McCall Auditorium at Santee Cooper headquarters (1 Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner). The workshop complements Santee Cooper’s Solar Home, […]

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Berkeley Chamber Board Endorses Statewide Gas Tax

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorses a state-wide gas tax to repair and maintain South Carolina deteriorating roads. The Board supports increasing the gas tax to provide a sustainable and recurring funding source that will enable the Department of Transportation to work on the more than 85% of our state roads that are rated “poor or […]

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Santee Cooper Board Authorizes Rate Study

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors recently authorized management to study the utility’s current electric rates and determine whether the rates will support future expenses. Two key factors driving the rate review are continued expenses associated with Santee Cooper’s share of the two new nuclear units at V.C. Summer Generating Station and costs associated with environmental […]

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‘Celebrate The Season’ Raises Over $150,700 For Local Charities

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Celebrate The Season raised $150,720.17 in 2016 for charities serving Berkeley County and the tri-county area. The month-long holiday festival has raised more than $712,000 since its 2011 debut, which includes sponsorships, gate returns, proceeds from vendor sales and the Tinsel Trot holiday fun run. “Celebrate The Season has raised almost three quarters of a million […]

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Dupont To Close Kevlar Plant In Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–After six years of operation, the Kevlar plant in Berkeley County is shutting its doors for good. The move is said to impact more than 100 local Dupont employees. Dan Turner, a spokesman for DuPont, said Kevlar manufacturing at the Cooper River site is transitioning to the company’s Spruance site in Richmond, Virginia, where a majority of the […]

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Demolition To Begin On Jefferies Generating Station

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper awarded the contract for the demolition of Jefferies Generating Station near Moncks Corner to DEMCO Inc. DEMCO has started pre-demolition site work and is currently beginning general preparations, collecting and sorting materials and equipment, and setting up for asbestos abatement. Demolition work begins this month, with the dismantling of Jefferies’ two 300 ft. stacks […]

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Construction On New Grocery Store Underway In Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–If you’ve traveled along St. James Avenue lately, you may have noticed a lot of construction taking place next to Zaxbys. According to Goose Creek Administrator Jake Broom, a popular grocery chain in Europe plans to open up shop in the coming months. “It’s actually going to be Lidl (pronounced LEEdill), a German grocery store with over 10,000 locations […]

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Berkeley County Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest In Over 15 Years

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – According to the latest data from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Berkeley County’s unemployment rate has fallen below 4% for two consecutive months – 3.6% in November 2016 and 3.7% in December 2016. This is the first time since September and October 2002 that Berkeley County has seen two consecutive months with an […]

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Report: Santee Cooper Scores Higher Than National Average In Customer Service

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. —According to a survey conducted by MarketSearch, residential customers gave Santee Cooper an overall customer satisfaction score of more than 97 percent, higher than the national average of almost 90 percent. The independent survey rates utilities on industry issues such as power quality, customer care, service, rates, environmental responsibility and planning for the future. Santee Cooper also […]

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Berkeley County’s First Solar Farm Now Generating Electricity

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County is “going green” in a major way. On Friday, the county’s largest solar farm officially began pumping out electricity. The solar farm sits on a 4-acre former landfill site at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center at Bushy Park in Goose Creek. Cooper River Partner invested $2.7 million dollars into the project. It is the the first […]