About Us

To deliver competitively priced, reliable energy and innovative related services to its members and to provide leadership and support to the communities we serve.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Your Touchstone Energy® Partner, is one of South Carolina’s customer-owned utilities. Although our members receive electricity at the lowest possible cost, this is not the only benefit of cooperative membership. Members may participate in innovative programs and services tailored to meet their needs.

In this Section

History – Palmetto Electric Cooperative was formed in 1940 by enterprising rural residents in response to the refusal by investor-owned utilities to serve rural areas.
Service Area – Palmetto Electric’s service area includes Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties.
Affiliations – Learn about some of the other organizations with which we’re affiliated.
Board of Directors – Palmetto Electric Cooperative is governed by a policy-making board of 12 trustees.
CEO Letter – Read the latest letter from the CEO.
Leadership Team – View key staff members of your co-op.
Employment – Learn about employment at Palmetto Electric, employment openings, and benefits.
Capital Credits – Like any sound business, your electric cooperative must have money on hand to use as operating capital. Learn about Capital Credits.
Touchstone Energy – Visit the Touchstone Energy Site.