Your electric cooperative gets most of the power it provides to members through Central Electric Power Cooperative. Along with other power system services, Central’s job is to aggregate the supply for all electric co-ops in the state. Central’s main source of power is through a long-term contract with Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility that operates a network of power plants. These plants are primarily coal-fired, but Santee Cooper also generates electricity in a variety of ways, ranging from hydro-electric dams to certified ‘green power’ generating plants that trap and burn the methane gas produced in landfills.
Santee Cooper’s Green Power is greater than 99 percent landfill methane gas, less than 1 percent solar and less than 1 percent wind. For specific information about this form of electricity, call Santee Cooper at 800.804.74274 extension 3204 or visit santeecooper.com/greenpower.
The Green-e Energy Program certifies that Green Power meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 888.63.GREEN or visit green-e.org
Interested in participating in Horry Electric’s Green Power Program?