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Myrtle Beach Buys Green Power

Myrtle Beach has become the first city in South Carolina to purchase green power for its municipal facilities by subscribing to Santee Cooper's GreenPower program. Under the one-year agreement, Myrtle Beach will purchase 372,000 kWh of green power, which represents between 2% and 5% of the city's total annual energy use, at an extra cost of $10,800, or 2.9¢/kWh.

Myrtle Beach joins nearly 50 local businesses that are participating in the utility's eight-month-old green pricing program, which is supplied with electricity generated from a local landfill methane facility. Under the program, residential customers can purchase 100-kWh blocks of green power for an extra $3.00 per month. The price for businesses is based on their overall power consumption. All proceeds from the program will be used to develop new renewable energy projects.

News Release - Myrtle Beach Becomes South Carolina's First "Green Power City" - No longer online at santeecooper.com

News Article - MB first to sign up for 'green power' - No longer online at myrtlebeachonline.com



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