Santee Electric Cooperative was formed in the late 1930's and was chartered on December 14, 1939, after years of hard work by volunteers who scoured the countryside getting members to sign up for the service.
No one else would provide electricity in the rural areas. Santee Electric's primary purpose is to provide its members with the best possible electric service at the lowest possible cost.
Santee Electric Cooperative's service area includes Williamsburg, Georgetown, Clarendon and Florence Counties. It extends from Highway 301 to the Intracoastal Waterway, and from the Pee Dee River to the Santee River. There are 40,000 members scattered over 5,000 miles of line in the four-county area. The Cooperative headquarters is located in Kingstree, but branch offices are located in Manning, Lake City, Hemingway, and Georgetown.
To provide quality service and products to meet the energy needs of our members at a competitive price consistent with sound business practices, while enhancing the quality of life in our service area through the support of economic, civic and educational opportunities.
What is an electric cooperative?
Electric cooperatives are private, independent electric utilities, owned by the members they serve. Democratically governed businesses, electric cooperatives are organized under the Cooperative Principles, anchoring them firmly in the communities they serve and ensuring that they are closely regulated by their consumers.
What are the benefits of being a cooperative member?
As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Santee Electric Cooperative is able to return money that's left over after operating expenses to its members. That revenue is then assigned by Santee Electric Cooperative to each member's Capital Credits account. The amount of a member's Capital Credits is determined by their yearly electricity payments. Capital Credits are just one more way Santee Electric Cooperative continues to put the Touchstone Energy Values of accountability, integrity, community commitment and innovation to work for you.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
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Phone Number: 843-355-6187
Address: 424 Sumter Hwy
Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone Number: 843-546-4521
Address: 92 West Virginia Rd.
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone Number: 843-558-3313
Address: 202 East Broad St.
Hemingway, SC 29554
Phone Number: 843-374-3000
Address: 349 West Main St.
Lake City, SC 29560
Phone Number: 803-473-4036
Address: 3191 Highway 260
Manning, SC 29102