About Santee Cooper

Powering South Carolina toward brighter tomorrows, today

Founded more than 80 years ago as the South Carolina Public Service Authority, Santee Cooper is a reliable, recognized leader in energy generation and water utility services.

Santee Cooper currently serves more than 2 million South Carolinians (in total) and is the state’s largest power provider. Santee Cooper supplies power directly to 26 large industrial customers, the town of Bamberg, the City of Georgetown and the Charleston Air Force Base, and we provide electricity that powers all 20 electric cooperatives and the 10 cities of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.

Santee Cooper is one of the nation's largest publicly owned electric utilites. Santee Cooper is also a recognized leader in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency programs for customers.

Santee Cooper is committed to providing operational excellence while continuously improving performance to its traditional residential and business customers. 

For more than 80 years, our mission has been to be the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina.

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