Santee Cooper welcomes 2 new officers

Marc Tye  

The board of directors of Santee Cooper, South Carolina's largest power producer, said Monday it has approved the appointments of two new officers, Marc Tye and Thomas Curtis.

Tye was named Santee Cooper's new executive vice president of competitive markets and generation, while Curtis will be vice president of generating stations.

Thomas Curtis  

Tye has been with Santee Cooper since 1984 and has served in several roles, including manager of wholesale markets, manager of corporate analysis and pricing and vice president of conservation and renewable energy. He was most recently the company's senior vice president of customer service.

Tye, a graduate of the Citadel with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in business administration, is a registered professional engineer. He serves on the South Carolina Energy Advisory Committee and the Public Utilities Review Committee Energy Advisory Council.

Curtis joined the Santee Cooper team in 1998. His most recent role was with the continuous improvement program. He also has held supervisory and management jobs in transmission technical services and at Winyah Generating Station and Cross Generating Station.

A Citadel graduate, Curtis received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s of business administration. He is a registered professional engineer.

Santee Cooper provides power for 2 million customers across South Carolina. For more information about the company, visit

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