Santee Cooper Issues Request for Proposal for
Demand Response Program

Santee Cooper

South Carolina Public Service Authority (hereinafter called “Santee Cooper”) is releasing this RFP to procure a vendor(s) who will facilitate the design and implementation of a Demand Response (“DR”) program (“program”). This program could increase reliability, reduce Santee Cooper’s load during high usage times, and help reduce transmission and distribution constraints along with fuel costs.

Santee Cooper will have the option to extend the contract with the selected vendor(s) to implement full-scale DR program offers. At any time during this contract, Santee Cooper can offer pilot programs and full-scale programs for other market segments including, but not limited to, commercial customers.

The vendor(s) awarded for each contract(s) must have expertise in the area they are bidding. Requirements are listed in the sections that follow. A vendor can submit a proposal for a turn-key solution, one individual section or any combination of the section(s) of the proposal. These sections include:

  • Switch vendor
  • Distributed Energy Resource Management System (“DERMS”)/Demand Response Management System (“DRMS”) vendor
  • Implementation contractor and marketing consultant
  • Turn-key solution

Download the Request for Proposal Package:

or Download the entire package as a single zip file: CLICK HERE

About Santee Cooper:

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, and the state’s largest power producer, supplying electricity to more than 189,000 retail customers directly in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties. They also serve 27 large industrial customers, the cities of Bamberg and Georgetown, Joint Base Charleston, the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, and the nine-member cities from the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. Santee Cooper generates the power distributed by the state’s 20 electric cooperatives in all 46 counties. Approximately two million South Carolinians receive their power directly or indirectly from Santee Cooper. The utility also provides water to consumers in Berkeley, Calhoun, Dorchester, Orangeburg counties and the town of Santee. Santee Cooper peaks in both the summer and winter; however, the largest peak is in the winter.

Santee Cooper currently has approximately 158,000 residential and 29,700 commercial customers. Approximately 80,000 energy-efficiency projects have been completed through Santee Cooper programs since 2009. The Myrtle Beach area is unique as it includes many second homes, vacation homes and short-term rentals. Currently, Santee Cooper does not have a DR program in place and no switches are installed in the retail service territory.

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Contact: Ashley Millwood, [email protected]