Town hall meeting to be held in Orangeburg regarding potential sale of Santee Cooper

Town hall meeting to be held in Orangeburg regarding potential sale of Santee Cooper

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce is holding a town hall meeting Monday.

State leaders have been looking at selling the state-owned utility Santee Cooper and they’re requesting the input of citizens. Santee Cooper has more than $8 million in debt. Most of that debt came from the failed V.C. Summer project. However, there is a big concerned about how much of that debt should fall on customers.

A spokesperson with Santee Cooper said the utility plans to recoup the debt through rate increases starting in 2021.

The town hall meeting is set to take place at 5 p.m. at the Orangeburg County Library on Louis Street.

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