The Town of Waynesville has been buying wholesale electricity from Duke Energy and reselling some. That’s interesting enough, but the news is it will not renew its contract. Instead, it will go with Santee-Cooper, an outfit operating out of South Carolina. The deal promises to save the town $14 million over the next ten years. In addition, Santee-Cooper is offering to pay costs of transmitting power to Waynesville, and the town can quitclaim itself out of the contract anytime it finds somebody offering a better deal. Santee-Cooper is actively seeking new customers because of massive construction debt. It is looking for parties to purchase power generated by its nuclear plant that will come online soon. For that, Waynesville will enjoy the best of both worlds with cheap electricity here and risk of radiation there.