THE POWER BEHIND YOUR POWER

AS APRIL ARRIVES, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also heralds the beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. While Palmetto Electric Cooperative strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans. Most of us can rideContinue Reading

50 GREAT YEARS–AND 10 YEARS AS A GREEN POWER EVENT

SOME MEMORIES just stick with you. I clearly recall the day back in 1969 when I attended the first Heritage. I was with my father, Archie Davis. He worked for Palmetto Electric, too. I remember Daddy parking his vehicle at a then new co-op substation at Sea Pines. At that time, there were no condosContinue Reading

SAVING YOU OVER 43 MILLION!

Members of Palmetto Electric pocketed $156,465.93 in Rx savings during 2017 by using their Co-op Connections discount card when they purchased prescriptions. By mid-March, members will have saved more than $3,054,000 since Palmetto introduced Co-op Connections in 2009. That’s a projection based on monthly savings tracked by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, the nationwide alliance that coordinatesContinue Reading

WIRE’S GIFTS HELP HOMELESS STUDENTS

TEN DOZEN HOMELESS students around South Carolina will find life a little easier, thanks to members of Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE). Members from WIRE chapters affiliated with Palmetto Electric and other cooperatives across the state came together in Greenville on Tuesday, December 5 to put together bags of supplies for homeless youth. EachContinue Reading

AT PALMETTO ELECTRIC, WE LIVE UNITED

Since its inception 78 years ago, Palmetto Electric has improved the quality of life in the communities we serve. Reliable, affordable electricity is, after all, the proverbial “rising tide that lifts all boats.” And, since we’re all in the boat together, it makes sense for Palmetto to support the United Way of the Lowcountry (UWL).Continue Reading

WINTER STORM GRAYSON CREATES RECORD DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY

Palmetto Electric Cooperative established a new peak demand for electricity of 469 megawatts between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 4 according to Berl Davis, president and CEO of the utility. “This all-time record peak exceeds the previous peak of 467 megawatts set on January 7, 2014,” said Davis. Davis stated that due toContinue Reading

ISLAND SERVICE 87 PERCENT ‘OUT OF SIGHT’

BY THE NUMBERS, our project to remove co-op overhead power lines and poles on Hilton Head Island is going well. As of mid-November, we are now 87 percent complete and on budget. Speaking of numbers, here are a few other noteworthy stats. So far, we’ve had: 2,418 poles and 1,085 overhead transformers removed, 1,405 servicesContinue Reading

THANKFUL TO SERVE YOU

  Thankful to serve you Customer – make that, member – satisfaction at highest level ever Palmetto Electric Cooperative has scored 91 in customer satisfaction, topping a previous co-op record of 90 established last year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Your cooperative is in the top one percent of all ACSI-participating co-opsContinue Reading