Santee Cooper Prepares for Tropical Storm Force Winds from Hurricane Michael

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Santee Cooper personnel continue to make preparations for the anticipated effects and tropical storm force winds that Hurricane Michael may have on Santee Cooper’s service territory and statewide transmission system. Approximately 2 million South Carolinians depend on the state-owned electric and water utility as their power source, either directly or through the state’s electric cooperatives.

Santee Cooper will be at Operating Condition (OpCon) 2 alert status. This means a threat to Santee Cooper’s electric system is imminent or has occurred, but effects are limited or still uncertain. Santee Cooper’s Storm Center will be activated at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

In addition, the Pinopolis Lock on Lake Moultrie will be closed in anticipation of the forecasted winds. It is expected to reopen Friday morning, based on the current forecast.

Customers can report outages at 1-888-769-7688 or online at www.santeecooper.com/stormcenter. Customers can also follow Santee Cooper on Facebook and Twitter for updates.