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Shop with the Co-op

Typically, in December, South Carolina’s electric cooperatives sponsor the Touchstone Energy Bowl – an all star high school football game played in Myrtle Beach. During bowl week, football players have the opportunity to go shopping with children in Horry County.

With the cancellation of this year’s Touchstone Energy Bowl Game, the cooperatives decided to take the shopping local through the Shop with the Co-op Initiative!

Palmetto Electric employees shopped and purchased Christmas gifts, along with basic necessities, for seven local children in southern Beaufort (3 students), Jasper (2 students) and Hampton (2 students) counties.

The cooperative worked alongside the school districts to identify children who would benefit from the gifts. Commitment to Community is one of the core values of Palmetto Electric, and giving back was the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season!

Beaufort County
Hampton County
Jasper County

Let’s Connect

Let’s Connect WHEN WE SAY that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our smart phones and other devices. But when you’re a member of an electric co-op, there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community. As a member of Palmetto Electric Cooperative, you helpContinue Reading

Scholarships and Educational Opportunities Now Available

Virtual Youth Experience returns in 2021 THE VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPERIENCE will take place June 21-25, in place of the COVID-cancelled Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit. Six high school sophomores or juniors will be selected and sponsored by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. Students will have the opportunity to discuss today’s issues with state and federalContinue Reading

Celebrating commitment to community

I THINK WE can all agree that this year’s Annual Meeting was far from normal. While I certainly missed the opportunity to visit with all of you, I want to sincerely thank the 4,639 members who made the drive-thru registration and voting a success. Drive-thru registration and voting was held Oct. 8-10 at our RidgelandContinue Reading

Co-op awards 50 teachers $44,875 in Bright Ideas grants

2020 has been filled with challenges and change for all of us, especially our local teachers.  Whether teaching virtually or in-person, teachers have been forced to get creative with how they reach their students, and they need our support now, more than ever! Recognizing innovation in creative classroom projects is the focus of Palmetto Electric’sContinue Reading

Co-op shows its support for local students

As an electric cooperative, Palmetto Electric is committed to the communities we serve. Education is a vital part of our members’ lives, and we understand the importance of supporting tomorrow’s leaders. Palmetto Electric offers several scholarships and educational opportunities to students throughout our service area. In years past, scholarship winners have been recognized, in-person, at the Annual Meeting. Although we wereContinue Reading

Sign up for Beat The Peak. You could win $500.

IF YOU HAVEN’T already joined the movement, now is the time.  Approximately 45,000 co-op members from across South Carolina are helping Beat the Peak and reduce wholesale power costs. According to a recent impact study, the innovative program in which cooperative members across the state reduce their energy consumption at strategic times has saved SouthContinue Reading

Facing the storms ahead

AS WE HEAD INTO the heart of the 2020 hurricane season, it feels as if we have already weathered our share of “storms” this year. From the EF-4 tornado that devastated Hampton County in April, to the COVID-19 crisis, we have faced many challenges in 2020. It is my hope that you, our members, knowContinue Reading

Voting procedures for Annual Meeting

Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic and with the health and safety of our members and employees in mind, Palmetto Electric has made changes to the format of the 2020 Annual Meeting. MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE to register and vote October 8-10.  Here’s what you need to know: Drive-thru voting and registration willContinue Reading

Podcast earns Hilton Head teen $5,000 scholarship

We have a winner!!! A HUGE congratulations to Mackenzie Starnes, Palmetto Electric’s Virtual Youth Experience representative from Hilton Head Island High School, on being part of the winning team for the Virtual Youth Experience Podcast Competition!  Mackenzie, along with her teammates, will receive a $5,000 college scholarship!!! Starnes was part of a three-person creative teamContinue Reading