RBC Heritage recently announced that it intends to purchase Santee Cooper Green Power, which is currently under the Palmetto Electric Cooperative, for the golf tournament in 2016.
The golf tournament is scheduled for April 11 to 17 at the Harbour Town Golf Links located at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This was the first significant green power event held in South Carolina in 2009.
“As South Carolina’s most significant sporting event and one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the country, we are committed to thinking green and are proud to make 2016 the eighth year in a row we power the RBC Heritage with green power,” Steve Wilmot, tournament director for RBC Heritage, said. “Buying renewable energy has led us to implement a number of other environmental programs during tournament week. I’d like to send out a friendly challenge to other golf events across the state to make their greens even greener by purchasing green power.”
Over the last eight years, RBC Heritage, Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper Green Power have partnered to improve the community’s green power. Santee Cooper creates Green Power out of renewable, clean energy sources, such as solar power, landfill biogas, and wind power.
“Palmetto Electric, in partnership with Santee Cooper, is excited to make the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament’s greens even greener,” Berl Davis, president and CEO of Palmetto Electric Cooperative, said. “We look forward to being at the tournament and promoting our renewable energy program. We are also proud to be the largest electric cooperative provider of Green Power in the state of South Carolina.”