Santee Cooper Adds 5.4-Megawatt Methane Generator to Green Pricing Offering

April 14, 2005

Santee Cooper announced on April 14 that it has added a 5.4-megawatt (MW) landfill gas generation facility in Lee County to the resources supplying its voluntary Green Power program. Santee Cooper, which is a state-owned electric and water utility that operates across South Carolina, plans to add two more facilities later this year. Since 2001, the utility has used the output from a 3.3-MW landfill gas facility in Horry County to supply the program. For more information, see Santee Cooper's April 14 press release.

Under the program, residential customers can purchase monthly blocks of 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) produced from renewable energy (landfill gas) for $3. Commercial customers can purchase 200-kWh blocks for $6. The program is available to Santee Cooper's 143,000 customers in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties, the City of Georgetown Electric Utility Department, and 15 of 20 electric cooperatives in South Carolina. Currently, more than 2,600 residential and commercial customers across the state participate in the program.

Source: EERE's Green Power Network.