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January 31, 2023

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Awarded $25,000 Grant from Santee Cooper to Expand Electrical Vehicle Charging Capabilities

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce the organization has been awarded $25,000 from Santee Cooper’s EVolve Grant program for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and make-ready research.

A a portion of the grant money will go toward installing a public-use EV charger at the chamber’s Visitors Center and offices at 1200 N. Oak St. In addition, for make-ready research, the chamber will conduct a comprehensive study to identify where EV chargers currently exist and where additional chargers are needed in the Grand Strand.

“We’re very thankful to Santee Cooper for approving the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber for this grant and its overall effort to support more EV charging stations across the Grand Strand. These efforts will help facilitate more EV travel for our residents and visitors, and will spur more sustainable travel to our destination,” said Karen Riordan, MBACC and CVB President and CEO.

Santee Cooper’s EVolve Grant program was created to fund EV projects that improve charging capabilities and help their customers switch to EVs. Recipients of the grant must complete their projects within the year.

Additional information on the EVolve Grant program is on Santee Cooper’s website at SanteeCooper.com.

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