Santee Cooper’s board of directors approved 20-year contracts Monday with W2E-Organic Power of Columbia and BioEnergy Technologies of Sumter to supply a total of 3.2 megawatts of power.
W2E-Organic Power plans to build a 1.6-megawatt generating station in Columbia that will use biogas from food waste, grease and yard waste. The company will transmit its power to Santee Cooper.
BioEnergy Technologies will use pre-consumer food waste, grease, food processing waste and wastewater sludge to generate another 1.6 megawatts at a facility planned for Berkeley County. The electricity will delivered to Santee Cooper through Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s distribution system.