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Third year in a row: Clemson-Carolina rivalry game to be Santee Cooper Green-Powered
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:56 AM

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Whether they chant C-L-E-M-S-O-N or GAME-COCK, fans at this year’s Clemson-Carolina rivalry game will be able to chant one cheer together: G-R-E-E-N.

That’s because for the third year in a row, the famed University of South Carolina and Clemson University football game will be powered by 100 percent Santee Cooper Green Power. 

Clemson University has again teamed up with Santee Cooper and Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to ensure that all the electricity needs of the Nov. 24 football game at Memorial Stadium will be met with Green Power. Santee Cooper produces 28 megawatts of Green Power from clean, renewable, South Carolina resources, including landfill biogas, solar and wind power. 

“Clemson is proud to continue the tradition we began by hosting this game, which puts a spotlight on green power,” said Clemson President Jim Barker.  “It is a public expression of our University commitment to innovation and a sustainable energy future.”  

“Renewables such as bio-fuels, wind, and solar have a place in our energy future. We are proud to bring attention to the importance of sustainable options at this event,” said Charles E. Dalton, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative president and CEO.

“These two schools sport spirited rivalries, but they are united in their efforts to promote sustainability,” said Lonnie Carter, president and CEO of Santee Cooper. “USC powered this game with Green Power at Williams-Brice Stadium last year, and Clemson started off this green tradition in 2010. I cheer their commitment to leading by example, and note that all revenues from this and all Santee Cooper Green Power sales are reinvested in developing new renewable energy for South Carolina.”


Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains and surrounded by a lake and its own forest, Clemson University — one of South Carolina’s land-grant and highest-ranked public institutions — is committed to academic excellence, public service, economic development and innovative research, with students at the heart of it all.


Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is one of more than 700 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives across America. Touchstone Energy co-ops serve members with an emphasis on core values including integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Learn more about the Cooperative Principles at CoopMonth.coop.

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, and the state’s largest power producer. The ultimate source of electricity for 2 million South Carolinians, Santee Cooper is dedicated to being the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. For more information, visit www.santeecooper.com.  

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