For the first time since 1927, the City of Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities will buy its power from a new provider, the South Carolina public power utility recently reported.
The DPU announced that as of Jan. 1, 2024, Duke Energy Carolinas LLC is its new power supplier.
“Our DPU team conducted an exhaustive evaluation process, with the aim of securing safe, reliable, and cost-effective power,” the DPU said. “Our new agreement with Duke is for a fifteen-year term with an industry leader that will help us meet our energy needs now and, in the future, as we seek to successfully grow and prosper our community,” it said.
“We are grateful to our staff and the Duke team for working to make this possible. As we continue to adjust to the dynamic changes in the energy space, we look forward to our new partnership with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC,” the DPU said.
“We appreciate the relationship we have enjoyed with Broad River Power, which became SCE&G and then Dominion,” it added.
The DPU is a wholly owned enterprise of the City of Orangeburg, S.C. The DPU sells retail electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the greater Orangeburg area.