Financial Programs

Site Readiness Fund (SRF)

$25 million

Since 2014, Site Readiness Fund commitments have  exceeded $25 million, and leveraged an additional $105 million in investment from local governments and electric cooperatives.

  • SRF is a new Community Preparedness initiative to make sites market-ready in the service territory of the 20 electric cooperatives.
  • The objective is to create winning sites that can be competitive through a site selection process.
  • These funds are used to advance a site and better position the site for making the short list for a site selection consultant or prospect.
  • In 2015, South Carolina Power Team will award a contract for Phase II, focusing on identifying a mega site and several new large sites to accommodate large projects and facilitate the development of new Class A Industrial Parks.
  • SRF investment locations can be found at SC Power Sites/Featured Sites.

Economic Development Investment Fund

$15.2 million

Since 1989, more than $15.2 million in incentive funds has been invested to assist communities in securing announcements.

  • offers assistance with site and building evaluations
  • offers matching funds to better position sites, parks, and buildings to attract new or expanding businesses where they might not otherwise have been competitive
  • provides three tiers for electric cooperative matching requirements based on size, which enables electric cooperatives with less resources to be competitive
  • The program has been successful for over 25 years.

Santee Cooper Economic Development Loan Program

$48 million

Since 2012, Santee Cooper’s loan program has awarded $48 million for 23 infrastructure projects statewide with $25.8 million of these awards having been made in 2014.

  • administered by Santee Cooper
  • supports the creation of industrial parks and buildings
  • available to local governments and non-profit economic development organizations in Santee Cooper’s direct-service territory, and to all wholesale customers served by the utility