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Virtual Safety Days Program, July 14-16

Due to COVID-19, Palmetto Electric Cooperative will not host its annual Safety Days programs in July.  But Linny still wants to show kids how to “Play it Safe!”

We encourage all children to join us, July 14-16, online at or on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube where we will show daily activities and safety videos.

Local students participate in Virtual Youth Experience

Local students participate in Virtual Youth Experience Congratulations to the six high school sophomores and juniors chosen to represent Palmetto Electric Cooperative on the 2020 Washington Youth Tour (WYT) and Cooperative Youth Summit (CYS). Although these students were not physically able to go to Washington D.C. or Columbia due to COVID-19 restrictions, they did haveContinue Reading

Powering plaid traditions the green way

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – For 12 years, the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing has teamed up with Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper to power the state’s largest sporting event with 100% homegrown, environmentally sound Green Power. The emergence of public health concerns related to COVID-19 delayed this year’s tournament. After some adjustments toContinue Reading

Neighbors helping neighbors

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS is what the cooperative spirit is all about.  We at Palmetto Electric Cooperative know that our members and the communities we serve have been facing unprecedented challenges and financial hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Throughout America, we have seen small businesses close their doors, hard-working individuals lose their jobsContinue Reading

The cooperative spirit in action

In the early morning hours of Monday, April 13, an unprecedented E-F4 tornado tore through the rural communities of Hampton County, bringing destruction unlike anything this area had seen before. The storm wreaked havoc on our system and caused more than 6,500 outages throughout southern Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties. Problems were found at threeContinue Reading

5/29 COVID Update + Lobby Reopenings

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Palmetto Electric Cooperative has remained committed to providing safe and reliable electric service, as well as protecting our employees, members and community. In response to Governor McMaster’s announcement of South Carolina’s “accelerateSC” plan, Palmetto Electric Cooperative will reopen our district office lobbies, beginning June 1, with a strongContinue Reading

Cooperation during a crisis

OUR COMMUNITY has a long history of coming together in times of crisis.  From hurricanes to the recent coronavirus pandemic, we have faced our fair share of challenges together.   As we deal with the new realities brought on by the coronavirus, I first want to assure you that your cooperative is here for you.  We remain committedContinue Reading

Bad times are good times for scammers

THERE IS NEVER a good time for a scam, unless you are a scam artist. A pandemic like COVID-19 creates opportunities for utility scams as criminals prey upon their victims’ fears.  Scammers may threaten you with everything from legal action to turning off power to your home. Utility scams can involve an individual posing asContinue Reading

4/28 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear members,Palmetto Electric Cooperative is continuing to monitor the coronavirus outbreak and is taking the necessary steps to protect both our members and employees. As of April 28, the additional updates will go into effect: The cooperative’s office lobbies will remain CLOSED until at least May 15. The drive-thru will remain open at each office. Palmetto Electric hasContinue Reading