SWING FOR THE GREEN – Show your natural colors, like the RBC Heritage. GREEN POWER doesn’t just mean golf prowess at Palmetto Electric. It’s the name of the renewable energy effort we’ve offered, in partnership with Santee Cooper, since 2001.

For the last eight years, we’ve joined forces with the state-owned utility and the RBC Heritage, South Carolina’s annual PGA Tour event, to make each swing and each green a little greener – with Green Power. RBC Heritage has shown its dedication to the environment time and again with its commitment to use 100 percent Green Power for the event, which takes place at the Hilton Head’s Harbour Town Golf Links.

New River charging stationGreen Power is made from clean, renewable energy sources generated right here in South Carolina. It can change the way we all live, work and play, and it has the power to change the world. For details, visit Palmetto.coop.

Green Power is just one of our environmentally friendly efforts. We recently added another complimentary electric-vehicle charging station, our third — this new one (shown at right) is at our New River office.We also give Palmetto members a chance to “go green,” and save trees, by using paperless options such as My Energy Online and our e-newsletter.

Plus, as we announced last month, Palmetto struct a community solar farm this year. Members will be able to purchase locally generated solar power. We’re still working out the details, so watch this space for updates.

Until then, we hope to see you at Harbour Town, where Palmetto mans the volunteer tent

Harbour Town Lighthouse

each year.

Keep swinging for the green!

Speaking of Harbour Town, Jacqueline Hayworth, Palmetto Electric employee, took this photo on the 18th green as a fast-moving storm emerged at sunset. Jacqueline, the “Sunset Lady” previously featured in South Carolina Living, chipped in this great shot for a weather-themed photo challenge for RE Magazine, published by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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