Grant to Improve Hunter Electrical System

Improvements for the infrastructure of Hunter Industrial Park were announced to the Laurens Commission of Public Works at their August meeting last evening. General Manager John Young said that the CPW recently received notification that it will be receiving a $306,600 Economic Development Grant from Santee Cooper to make improvements to the electrical distribution system at Hunter Industrial Park.

The funds are being made available through the Santee Cooper Municipal Site Readiness Fund, which was established to assist communities that are served directly by Santee Cooper or indirectly through Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.

Santee Cooper CEO Mark Bonsell said, “The alternate goal of this program is to improve the lives of the citizens in the communities we serve.” Mr. Bonsell went on to say, “We value our partnership with PMPA and Laurens CPW, and look forward to their economic success going forward.”

John Young said that the grant will be used to upgrade the size of the electrical distribution system in Hunter International Park. “These improvements are in preparation for future expansions and to make the electrical system in the park more resilient against outages.”