South Carolina Power Team was created to provide quality service to the people and businesses of South Carolina. The partners that make up South Carolina Power Team are Santee Cooper, Central Electric Power Cooperative and the 20 electric cooperatives.
All partners are connected by long-term power supply contracts and joint coordination agreements. The combination is a highly reliable, power delivery system for the State of South Carolina, at a low-cost.
State-owned, Electric Generation and Water Utility
Generation & Transmission Company
Non-profit and Customer-owned
Economic Development Corporation
Our power system reaches across the entire state, serving 2/3 of the residents and many of South Carolina’s largest industrial companies.
Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power producer, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through reliable, low-cost, and environmentally responsible electricity and water services — Santee Cooper powers South Carolina — with innovative partnerships to attract and retain industry and jobs.
Transmission of Power
Central Electric Power Cooperative
Central Electric Power Cooperative provides wholesale electric service to South Carolina’s electric cooperative system. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, Central Electric provides total wholesale electric service to all of South Carolina’s 20 retail electric cooperatives serving over 700,000 accounts, as their member cooperatives constitute the only truly statewide electric system in South Carolina.
Central Electric’s members serve customers in all 46 counties through a network totaling more than 70,000 miles of distribution line.
20 Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
As a group, the electric cooperatives serve more consumers in South Carolina than any other utility, as their distribution system covers 70 percent of the state’s land area with more than 72,000 miles of power line serving more than 739,000 accounts. In addition, the 20 cooperatives have invested millions of dollars in community infrastructure construction and improvement projects in South Carolina.
The 20 electric cooperatives in South Carolina deliver dependable electric power to more 1.5 million citizens in South Carolina.
Aiken Electric Cooperative
Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Black River Electric Cooperative
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
Broad River Electric Cooperative
Coastal Electric Cooperative
Edisto Electric Cooperative
Fairfield Electric Cooperative
Horry Electric Cooperative
Laurens Electric Cooperative
Little River Electric Cooperative
Lynches River Electric Cooperative
Marlboro Electric Cooperative
Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
Newberry Electric Cooperative
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
Santee Electric Cooperative
Tri-County Electric Cooperative
York Electric Cooperative