Green Power Partners
Invest In Green Power
Tri-County and Santee Cooper are working to build South Carolina’s supply of renewable energy sources. As with any new undertaking, converting renewable resources into electricity initially costs more than the traditional energy sources. And your contribution can make a big difference in our efforts to protect South Carolina’s environment.
We all want the healthiest environment possible now and in the future, but often it’s hard to know how we can make a difference. Now you can. Join the others who have signed up to provide a greener South Carolina – it’s in your power!
Commercial customers can purchase an unlimited amount of Green Power blocks. Each block of 200 kiloWatt hours will add an extra $6 to your monthly electric bill.
You may sign-up for as many blocks as you would like.
- $6 per month for 1 Block (200kwh),
- $12 per month for 2 Blocks (400kwh),
- $18 per month for 3 Blocks (600kwh)
ALL revenues from every block of Green Power you buy will be reinvested into future developments of additional renewable resources or Green Power facilities.
Yes, I believe the growth of Green Power from Santee Cooper and
Tri-County Electric will be good for the environment in South Carolina for generations to come.
- Contact your local Tri-County Electric Office
- Call 1.877.874.1215
Green Power FAQs
It is electricity generated by renewable resources like solar, wind and methane gas from decomposing garbage. These resources are replenished naturally and minimize harm to the environment.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper are working together on the Green Power Program in response to increased customer interest in renewable energy and concern for the environment. One of Tri-County Electric core values is commitment to the community. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve and Green Power will help us do that. By encouraging demand for renewable energy, we can help reduce reliance solely on limited generation resources while improving and preserving the environment for future generations.
At this stage of Green Power development, the primary source of renewable energy comes from methane gas located in landfills. In addition, a small part comes from solar and wind energy, all located right here in South Carolina.
Waste put into landfills decomposes over time. Landfill gas is the product of this process, which is made up of different components. Methane is one of these and is the most valuable as a fuel. This gas is considered renewable because it is produced through natural decomposition of organic materials.
Today, most electricity comes from limited generation resources. Renewable resources, such as decomposing garbage, solar and wind provide a regenerating fuel source for electricity. Using renewable resources to produce electricity will help reduce the need to use conventional generators powered by limited resources.
Electricity is the flow of electrons. These electrons flow through power lines from both the Green Power generators and conventional fossil fuel generators into a “pool.” Power lines carry these electrons from the “pool” to your home. It is impossible to guarantee that the electrons you receive at your electrical outlet came from the Green Power generators directly. However, your participation in this program is ensuring that electrons generated from renewable-resource generators are being added to this “pool” and less energy from conventional sources is being produced.
Facilities that use renewable resources to generate electricity are currently expensive to build and operate. Increased customer demand by people like you for renewable energy will lead to further development of renewable technologies. Although the price is slightly higher, the impact of green power on the environment is less, rendering its value immeasurable.
All revenues from Green Power premiums will be reinvested in the future development of additional renewable resources or facilities.
Your cost will vary depending on how many blocks you chose to buy. Each block purchased will add an extra $3 to your monthly electric bill. For residential members, rates are:
$3 per month for 1 block (100kWh)
$6 per month for 2 blocks (200 kWh)
$9 per month for 3 blocks (300 kWh)
You can also choose to purchase any number of blocks for $3 each
Participation in Green Power is voluntary by Tri-County Electric members. A member may discontinue participation in Green Power at any time.