Affordable energy is essential for every household and business across our state. Unfortunately, South Carolinians pay the highest electricity bills in the country, and some of the highest rates. Each month rate-payers foot the bill for years of a stagnant, state-controlled energy status quo. It’s time to open up South Carolina’s energy markets to the power of competition.

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September 14, 2021

Santee Cooper Mythology: Newest Numbers Retell the Tale

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

No doubt one of the most tragic figures in Greek mythology was the Trojan princess Cassandra (known as Alexandra to the Romans). Then who can forget Sisyphus? Believe it or not, Sisyphus and Cassandra are each representative of the tale of Santee Cooper and one of the utility’s critics.

April 12, 2021

VIDEO: SC Must Drive a Hard Bargain for Santee Cooper

Palmetto Promise Team

We have willing buyers and the state needs cash due to the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s drive a hard bargain for SC taxpayers and turn Santee Cooper over to private enterprise.

February 4, 2021

Setting the Record Straight on Santee Cooper

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

Santee Cooper recently published a long memo purporting to rebut Palmetto Promise Institute research. Their response pointed out distinctions, but not actual factual differences. Our full response may be found here.