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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

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

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

Thank a lineworker on April 12

IF YOU were asked to associate an image or a person with Palmetto Electric Cooperative, I bet you would picture a lineworker. Perhaps the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives safe, reliable power. PEC linemen, Bradley Brown and Jason Davis work to restore power in Louisiana, followingContinue Reading

Join the movement to save, you could win $500

PEC member, David Halpert, was the local winner of a $100 gift card in the fall Beat the Peak contest. THE MOVEMENT IS GROWING and it’s helping to keep power costs from doing the same. More than 50,000 electric cooperative members across South Carolina have signed up to receive phone, email or text notifications thatContinue Reading

Go green, save green

Spring is right around the corner. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy, money and prepare for a sustainable future. One quick and easy way to start saving is by signing up for Beat the Peak alerts. When you sign up, you will be notifiedContinue Reading

Save the Date for the 2021 Annual Meeting

With the health and safety of our members and employees in mind, Palmetto Electric’s 2021 Annual Meeting will again be drive-thru only. MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE to register and vote April 29-May 1. Here’s what you need to know: Drive-thru voting and registration will be available Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 from 7 a.m.Continue Reading