Santee Cooper

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About Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is a state owned organization. The largest county serviced by Santee Cooper is Horry County, but the company also operates in in 3 counties in the state. The average residential electricity rate for customers of Santee Cooper is around 11.41 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily for their patrons, this rate is below both the South Carolina and nationwide average rates of 13.02 and 13.71 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. In 2020 they sold 7,669,358 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales) and 14,563,815 megawatt hours through wholesale channels to other electricity companies. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 74.66% of the electricity sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 23.99%. Their revenue for 2020 from electricity activities was $1,618,980,000, with 63.15% coming from wholesale electricity sales and 35.86% from retail sales to end users.

Customers of the provider have an average residential electric bill of $111.31. This is 22.85% below the state average of $139.01. Production by the provider from natural gas totals 5,333,004.46 megawatt hours, which is roughly 29.88% of their total production. They rank 411th in the US out of the 3509 providers we track for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. The supplier is the 2nd largest generator of hydroelectric power in South Carolina out of 46 suppliers, with total production reaching 259,722 megawatt hours last year.

Santee Cooper Net Metering

Consumers of Santee Cooper are able to participate in net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any customer considering purchasing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused wattage into the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is a fact of life when dealing with electricity transmission. Santee Cooper currently averages a loss of around 1.71% of the total electricity they generate. The state average for energy loss is 2.76% and the nationwide average is 2.76%. This results in Santee Cooper getting a ranking of 4th best out of 46 electricity companies in the state and 156th best out of 3509 suppliers in the nation.

Santee Cooper Rate & Electric Bills

Santee Cooper residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.097/kWh$193.23/mo.$64.49/mo.
1142nd11.41¢Santee Cooper's Average residential price per kWh
1492nd$111.31Average monthly electricity bill for Santee Cooper's residential customers

Santee Cooper Overview

  • Company Type:State
  • Headquarters:1 Riverwood Drive
    Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mark Bonsall

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Quick Facts About Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper produces 17,543,849.33 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types, which is 4th in the state out of 46 providers.

Based on megawatt hours generated, Santee Cooper is the 77th largest out of 3509 suppliers in the country.

Santee Cooper generates 12.11% of their megawatt hour production from nuclear power sources, for a total of 2,161,375.84 megawatt hours produced from nuclear.

Santee Cooper is 47th in the country out of 3509 companies for total megawatt hours produced from coal.

Santee Cooper has the 77th largest total electricity production in the United States, producing 17,845,250.33 megawatt hours.

Energy provider of the year for South Carolina, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
South Carolina, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for South Carolina, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
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Energy provider of the year for South Carolina, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
South Carolina, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Santee Cooper's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


156 National Rank

Santee Cooper Energy Makeup

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Santee Cooper State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
South Carolina198,045717,688,4224100%

Santee Cooper County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Berkeley County229,861312.74$135.28/mo
Georgetown County63,404412.68$140.41/mo
Horry County351,029312.14$134.75/mo

Power Plants Owned by Santee Cooper

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Berkeley County SC Coal 7,491,276.017,233,714,532.27965.62
Fairfield County SC Nuclear 6,484,776
Anderson County SC Natural Gas 5,333,004.462,337,669,460.7438.34
Georgetown County SC Coal 2,558,636.022,702,178,575.651,056.1
Berkeley County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 246,495
Lee County LandfillSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Lee County SC Landfill Gas 19,95122,843,942.121,145
Richland County LandfillSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Richland County SC Landfill Gas 17,14310,360,628.25604.36
Berkeley County SC Conventional Hydroelectric 13,227
Berkeley County LandfillSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Berkeley County SC Landfill Gas 2,7722,461,557.18888.01
Horry Land Fill Gas SiteSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Horry County SC Landfill Gas 2,2441,525,286.51679.72

Santee Cooper Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Conventional Hydroelectric
Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Santee Cooper Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Santee Cooper FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Santee Cooper customers each month?

Santee Cooper currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $111.31, compared to the South Carolina average of $139.01 and the nationwide of $139.01 for bundled service.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Santee Cooper customers?

Santee Cooper's current average bundled electricity rate is 11.41 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 13.02 cents and the average nationwide rate of 13.71 cents.

What is the phone number for Santee Cooper?

You can reach Santee Cooper by phone via (843) 761-8000.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Santee Cooper?

Santee Cooper owns or is associated with 13 power plants.

Who is the CEO of Santee Cooper?

Mark Bonsall is the CEO of Santee Cooper.

What percentage of Santee Cooper's electricity is produced from renewable fuel types?

Santee Cooper generates 1.69% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

What percentage of Santee Cooper's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuels?

Electric production plants owned by or associated with Santee Cooper produce 98.31% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

How many counties does Santee Cooper sell electricity to?

Santee Cooper offers service in 3 counties.

What cities does Santee Cooper provider electricity in?

Santee Cooper provides electricity in 19 cities in the US.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-19