Under Santee Cooper's Green Power program, Conway is the state's second "Green Power City." Conway is purchasing 50 200-kWh blocks of electricity per month. The green power is produced by a methane-fueled generating station at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority's landfill, located outside Conway off S.C. Highway 90. Currently, there are seven cities purchasing green power from Santee Cooper. In addition to the cities, other customers are also purchasing green power. Residential customers may purchase green power in 100-kWh blocks for a premium of $3.00. The price for businesses is based on overall power consumption. "Green Power Partners" are commercial customers who have agreed to purchase a specific percentage of their overall annual electric usage from the Green Power Program, typically between 2% and 5%. All revenue from the sale of green power is used to fund additional renewable energy projects. To date, residential and commercial customers have purchased more than 9,000 100-kWh blocks of green power. Additionally, more than 200 businesses have signed on as Green Power Partners in Horry, Georgetown and Berkeley counties. Santee Cooper's Green Power Program was launched in September of 2001. The Green Power Program is Green-e accredited. 19 of the state's 20 electric cooperatives participate. The resources are >99% landfill gas (methane) and <1% solar. Santee Cooper owns all renewable generation, currently 3 landfills and 1 solar demonstration project for a total of 14.2 megawatts.
|Incentive Type:||Green Power Purchasing|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Renewables % or Amount:||10,000 kWh per month|
|Organization:||City of Conway|
PO Box 1075
Conway SC 29528
305A Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach SC 29579
This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.
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