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Local students participate in Virtual Youth Experience

Local students participate in Virtual Youth Experience

Seven local, high school sophomores and juniors represented Palmetto Electric Cooperative on the 2021 Virtual Youth Experience, June 21-25, in place of the COVID-cancelled Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit.  Through the award-winning Virtual Youth Experience, rising high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina had the opportunity to interact virtually with state and federal leaders and connect with students from other cooperatives across the state.  During the live, virtual conference, students also competed in a podcast competition where they worked in teams to produce a podcast detailing current events and issues of the day.  After the podcasts are judged and a winning team is announced, members of the winning team will each be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship.  Students also had the chance to earn money for college by applying for the $5,000 R.D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship.  Students had the potential to earn up to $10,00 in scholarships on the Virtual Youth Experience.

The future is bright, thanks to future leaders like these!


We’re ready for storm season. Are you?

NOW THAT SUMMER IS IN full swing, like many of you, I welcome more opportunities to be outdoors, enjoy the warmer weather and simply slow down a bit to enjoy life. But summer months also make conditions right for dangerous storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. These potential weather events can cause damage to our electricalContinue Reading

SC Stay Plus: COVID-19 Housing Assistance

SC Stay Plus, a state of South Carolina rent and utility assistance program for renters financially impacted by COVID-19, is now open for applications. Visit the SC Housing website to confirm your eligibility and submit your application. The SC Stay Plus program is a rent and utility assistance program from SC Housing. It provides upContinue Reading

Recognizing 38 years of exemplary service

One of the many lessons learned over the past year is that change is inevitable. Whether we are prepared for change or not, it often comes our way. For the last few weeks and months, your cooperative has been working through leadership changes within your Board of Directors, both expected and unexpected. In January, oneContinue Reading

Lowcountry Home and Garden Show Promo Code

  Come and see us at the 2021 Lowcountry Home and Garden Show!  Use the promo code PEC2021 to save $5 and get in free!  Limited quantity available. When:  May 14-16, 2021 Where:  Buckwalter Place, Bluffton, SC Presented by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association It’s easy!  Visit, purchase tickets and enter theContinue Reading

Celebrating dedication during a year of adversity at the 2021 Palmetto Electric Annual Meeting

Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s 2021 Annual Meeting made history with 5,067 members registered.  This surpassed the Cooperative’s previous record attendance in 2007 where 4,927 members registered. Due to the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Palmetto Electric’s 2021 Annual Meeting was once again drive-thru registration and voting.  Drive-thru registration and voting was held April 29, 30Continue Reading

Committed to staying safe

ELECTRICITY PLAYS A necessary role in almost every part of our lives, making it vitally important for us to use it safely. May is National Electrical Safety Month and a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential hazards. At Palmetto Electric Cooperative, keeping our employees and community safe around electricity is aContinue Reading

Hilton Head fourth grader named local winner of 2021 Children’s Book Challenge

Hunter Nguyen (right) and his teacher, Jennifer Friend-Kerr(left), celebrating his winning book. UNKNOWN NUCLEAR ENERGY, by Hunter Nguyen, was selected as Palmetto Electric’s local winner of the 2020/2021 Children’s Book Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC, an educational initiative of South Carolina’s electric cooperatives. The competition challenges fourth and fifth grade students to write and illustrate storiesContinue Reading

Putting Green Power Behind Every Putt

  RBC Heritage Partners with Palmetto Electric and Santee Cooper to Put Green Power Behind Every Putt HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing continues its long streak of environmental efforts by teaming up with Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper to power the state’s largest sporting event with 100% homegrown,Continue Reading