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Santee Cooper fails to plan for future. Pays investment banking firm $150 thousand a month

This week Santee Cooper executives testified at the SC Senate Select Committee on Santee Cooper, which is exploring the options for addressing the state-owned utility’s $4 billion debt resulting from its 45 percent ownership of the failed nuclear project in Fairfield County.  The utility also owes over $4 billion more…

Sell Santee Cooper for Ratepayer Relief. Private sector will deliver lower rates and clean electricity generation.

February 26, 2019 The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) is supporting the sale of Santee Cooper and all its assets. “It is important that the cost of the failed nuclear project in Fairfield County not be passed onto the small business ratepayers of Santee Cooper and local…

ACTION ALERT!! Support low-interest bonds for utilities to save ratepayers money

February 17, 2019 Senate subcommittee votes Wednesday Feb.20th at 12:30PM This Wednesday a Senate subcommittee will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 110, a bill that would allow utilities to issue low-interest bonds in a process called “securitization”, a process not currently legal in the state. This financing tool…