Green power is electric energy produced by renewable, more environmentally friendly sources, leading to less negative air, water and natural resource impacts. Typical technologies used to create green power are solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydropower. Biomass includes landfill gas and agriculture wastes.
Santee Cooper's Green Power Program was launched in September of 2001. All of the state's 20 electric cooperatives and the City of Georgetown participate in the Green Power Program, which is Green-e accredited. The renewable resources sold under the Green Power Program are comprised of landfill gas (methane), solar energy and wind energy systems.
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau has committed to renewable energy in South Carolina by becoming a Green Power Legacy Partner with Santee Cooper. Here is the article featured in their summer publication: