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

ARE YOU SECURE? October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

EQUIFAX, SONY, Target, Home Depot, Yahoo and even the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have all been attacked by cybercriminals. Let’s face it: In today’s world, cybersecurity threats can seem overwhelming – and downright scary. Cybersecurity, specifically the protection and security of consumer-members’ assets and the nation’s complex, interconnected network of power plants, transmission linesContinue Reading

AFTER #HURRICANEIRMA, social media keeps members posted.

THE FACEBOOK POST Palmetto Electric members had been waiting for after Tropical Storm Irma struck the Lowcountry, knocking out power for approximately 15,000 members, came two days later: “100% RESTORED – As of 8:00 pm Tuesday evening (Sept. 12), power has been restored to all PEC members.” Member replies, equally appreciated, quickly followed. Cindy LouContinue Reading