Santee Cooper Preparing for Hurricane Elsa
Moncks Corner, S.C. – Santee Cooper personnel are making preparations for the anticipated effects that Hurricane Elsa 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 and other wholesale providers.
As of 2 p.m. today, Santee Cooper went to OpCon 4 alert status. This means there is a possible threat to Santee Cooper’s electric system, but effects may be limited or uncertain. At OpCon 4, the utility is primarily:
- Checking and fueling vehicles, including line trucks.
- Making sure communications equipment is in proper working order
- Taking inventory and procuring supplies as needed, such as utility poles, electric transformers and associated equipment.
“Santee Cooper is monitoring the storm and preparing accordingly to help us be best positioned to keep the lights on for all of our customers across the state,” said Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer. “If outages do occur, we will begin restoration efforts as soon as we safely can.”
Customers can report outages at 1-888-769-7688 or online at stormcenter.santeecooper.com.