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Editorial: Give SC utilities the option to save customers millions on monthly bills

The Post and Courier, April 4, 2022

Ex-SCANA CEO sentenced to 2 years on state charges, concurrent with federal time

The Post and Courier, October 11, 2021

Ex-SCANA chief turned informant gets two-year prison sentence in SC nuclear debacle

The State, October 7, 2021

Ex-SCANA CEO to become first to get handed a prison sentence over VC Summer failure

The State, September 11, 2021

HOAs insist Santee Cooper charges too much for street lights. Now that program will be audited.
‘Ultimately, ratepayers should see some type of rate reduction’

MYHORRYNEWS, August 5, 2021

SC Gov. McMaster signs Santee Cooper reform plan, but still will push to sell utility

The State, June 15, 2021

Editorial: Santee Cooper compromise is a big step forward, but there’s more to do

The Post and Courier, June 7, 2021

Step into the light on utility policy

Coastal Observer, January 28, 2021

Editorial: Santee Cooper reform plan ignores central problem. SC House can fix that.

The Post and Courier, January 23, 2021

Decker: Santee Cooper must stop its unfair business practices with HOAs

GAB News, January 23, 2021

HOAs, Santee Cooper still searching for compromise on street light costs, January 20, 2021, updated January 31, 2021

The Santee Cooper debate: Where do we go from here?

The Post and Courier, January 17, 2021

Ex-SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh pleading guilty to fraud charges tied to failed VC Summer project
The Post and Courier, November 24, 2020

Powerful senator calls for Santee Cooper chairman’s resignation after debt deal
The Post and Courier, November 13, 2020

Could Santee Cooper sell street lights to Grand Strand HOAs? Utility meeting with HOA officials today, October 14, 2020

Santee Cooper To Hold ‘Streelight Summit’ With Coastal Homeowners

FITSNews, October 13, 2020

Santee Cooper’s Lamp Post Scam: Fleecing Blamed On Previous Leadership

FITSNews, September 28, 2020

Santee Cooper agrees to talks with HOAs on streetlights

Coastal Observer, September 24, 2020

Shedding Some ‘Light’ On Yet Another Santee Cooper Fleecing

Utility’s lamp post scam is the latest example of government-run power provider’s duplicity …
FITSNews, September 17, 2020

Councilman Asks Attorney General If Santee Cooper Agreements Are Legal?, September 12, 2020

Santee Cooper Board Member and Senator Rankin Own Land In Potential Hwy 31’s path, September 7, 2020

Feds rule Santee Cooper can’t stop Goose Creek from powering SC aluminum plant
The Post and Courier, August 28, 2020

NextEra CEO says proposed takeover of Santee Cooper is not dead
The Post and Courier, April 22, 2020; Updated August 20, 2020

Judge approves Santee Cooper ratepayer settlement over failed VC Summer nuclear project
The Post and Courier, July 20, 2020

Santee Cooper still needs reforming, regardless of who’s running the utility
The Post and Courier, July 5, 2020

SC House Speaker Assails Santee Cooper For Its Obstructionism Amid Coronavirus Crisis
FITSNews, April 8, 2020

Horry County homeowners pay Santee Cooper millions in hidden fees, February 20, 2020


A Carolina Forest neighborhood wanted to buy light poles from Santee Cooper. They can’t do it without an act of the state legislature.

MyHorryNews, November 21, 2019


Santee Cooper’s Rate Freeze Would Still Screw Ratepayers
FITSNews, October 10, 2019

Carolina Forest HOA says they’ve paid $1.3 million to rent Santee Cooper light poles

WMBF News, July 18, 2019, Updated July 19, 2019


City Hall plan to buy 17,000 streetlights could save Syracuse $3M a year, Updated Jan 29, 2019; Posted Aug 15, 2018

AMA adopts guidance to reduce harm from high intensity street lights
American Medical Association, June 14, 2016

Buy Back Streetlights from Utility, May 1, 2015