Monday, May 23, 2011

Santee Cooper to buy energy from two renewable power firms | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment

Warren Wise

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.

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