Santee Cooper announces EVolve Recipients

February 16, 2024

Santee Cooper has awarded $50,821 through its EVolve Grant program to fund electric vehicle projects proposed by Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort at Kingston Plantation, Sterling Euliss Enterprises and Veranda at Market Common Apartment Homes.

The EVolve Grant program allows eligible commercial customers to apply for up to $25,000 in grant funding for EV projects in the categories of make-ready research, education and outreach, EV charging infrastructure and electric fleet conversion.

“The benefits of electric vehicles make them a promising solution for a sustainable and cleaner transportation future,” said Vicky Budreau, Chief Customer Officer. “These grants are allowing our recipients to become leaders in adopting technologies that are in high demand and transforming the way we drive.”

The grants awarded are:

  • Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort at Kingston Plantation – $16,921
  • Sterling Euliss Enterprises – $25,000
  • Veranda at Market Common Apartment Homes – $8,900

All three plan to install EV chargers with their grant money.

Recipients must complete their projects within the year. The 2024 grant cycle opens in March. More information on the EVolve Grant program is on Santee Cooper’s website.


About Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power provider, the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state, and one of America’s Best Midsize Employers as named by Forbes. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina.

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