Generated by Santee Cooper and distributed by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, South Carolina’s Green Power plant collects methane gas that would normally be released into the atmosphere – gases that possibly contribute to global warming – will be used as “green power” fuel.
There are currently 6 landfill methane gas facilities in South Carolina at Horry Solid Waste Authority, Lee County Landfill SC, LLC, Richland County Landfill, Anderson Regional Landfill SC, LLC, Georgetown County Landfill and Berkeley County Landfill. The landfills have a combined total installed capacity of 28 MW.
Also, there are 3 Green Power Solar demonstration projects in the state at Grand Strand Solar Station in Myrtle Beach, SC, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, and The Technical College of the Lowcountry in Bluffton, SC. With 28 school-based, solar power sites throughout the state, we’re doing more than spearheading the effort to convert sunlight into clean, pollution-free electricity for all of our customers. We’re educating tomorrow’s leaders about the opportunities and limitations of solar power.
Santee Cooper is also exploring applications for smaller wind turbines on shore, and in November 2010 they made history as the first utility to install a wind turbine and connect it to the grid. The 2.4 kW Skystream wind turbine is located oceanfront in North Myrtle Beach.
Green Power is something we can all live with.
The cost is just $3 per month for 1 Block (100kwh), $6 per month for 2 Blocks (200kwh) and $9 per month for 3 Blocks (300kwh). You can also choose to purchase any number of blocks for $3 each. You will not notice any difference in your electric service when you sign up for the Green Power Program. The renewable energy purchased by participants will be pooled with energy from conventional sources and will be delivered through the same power lines.
By participating in the Green Power Program, you can help ensure its success now and into the future.
For more information, contact Mid-Carolina Electric at 803-749-6400 or toll free in SC at 888-813-8000.
Participation in Green Power is voluntary by MCEC and its members. A member may discontinue participation in Green Power at any time. MCEC may alter, amend or end Green Power at any time.
The Green Power Solar Schools initiative is designed to foster an interest in environmental issues as well as demonstrate the feasibility and limitations of renewable-power generation. Each participating school receives a 2-kilowatt solar-power system that affords teaching, research and hands-on demonstration opportunities for students and faculty.