Santee Cooper expands wind energy research to Grand Strand

State-owned utility Santee Cooper is continuing its efforts of public outreach and education about wind-generated power in its new locations of Georgetown County and the City of Georgetown. On November 17, a crew will install an anemometer to document wind speed and direction for a few months.
In a statement, Santee Cooper spokesperson Marc Tye says “We think these projects offer a great learning opportunity for students, and they will help us all learn more about this important potential renewable energy resource.”
After a few months of research, Santee Cooper says this work could lead to installing small-scale wind turbines with classroom applications. The turbine would have an Internet interface that will allow students and residents to measure and monitor real-time energy.