History and Mission Statement
Santee Electric Cooperative was formed in the late 1930's and
was chartered on December 14, 1939, after years of hard work by
volunteers who scoured the countryside getting members to sign up
for the service.
No one else would provide electricity in the rural areas. Santee
Electric's primary purpose is to provide its members with the best
possible electric service at the lowest possible cost.
Santee Electric Cooperative's service area includes Williamsburg
County, Georgetown County west of the Intercoastal Waterway,
eastern Clarendon County and southern Florence County. It extends
from Highway 301 to the Intercoastal Waterway, and from the Pee Dee
River to the Santee River. There are 40,000 members scattered over
5,000 miles of line in the four-county area. The Cooperative
headquarters is located in Kingstree, but branch offices are
located in Manning, Lake City, Hemingway, and Georgetown.
To provide quality service and products to meet the energy needs
of our members at a competitive price consistent with sound
business practices, while enhancing the quality of life in our
service area through the support of economic, civic and educational
Statement of Nondiscrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the
USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from
discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual
orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental
status, income derived from a public assistance program, political
beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights
activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA
(not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint
filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of
communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print,
audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the
responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice
and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made
available in languages other than English.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of
discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint
filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call
(866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a
letter containing all of the information requested in the
form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by
mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.