CYBERSECURITY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Technology breaches— think customer credit card data being stolen from Target or consumer data being stolen from Experian—have become more commonplace, ushering in a new reality of increased security measures and constant monitoring of organizational and personal data to ensure our identities, credit card numbers or bank accounts have not been compromised. At Palmetto Electric,Continue Reading

TRUST BOARD GIVES HAMPTON COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE 11 IPADS

Chief Greg Cook agrees that a recent gift to the Hampton County Fire- Rescue is potentially “the gift of life” for residents facing emergencies. The department received not blood but something almost as vital when time is tight and lives are on the line—11 iPads for use in department vehicles responding to emergency calls. TheContinue Reading

GO BEYOND THE CARD WITH NEW APP, WEBSITE

WITH A NEW APP and updated website, the Co-op Connections discount card program you know and love is better than ever. First, visit Connections. coop/Palmetto and if you haven’t signed up on previous versions of the site, register for Co-op Connections. Then take a minute to download the free Co-op Connections app to your smartphone.Continue Reading

STUDENTS GLIMPSE FUTURE OF COOPERATIVES

Fifty-six high school students from across the state returned to school this fall with a better understanding of how electric cooperatives are preparing for the future. Palmetto Electric co-sponsored the Cooperative Youth Summit in July, giving local high school seniors Byron DuBose, Isabel Muehleman, Bethany Neville, Abby Smith and Keandra Warren a chance to tourContinue Reading

PALMETTO AREA STUDENTS GO TO D.C.

South Carolina’s Washington Youth Tour delegates, including five students from Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s service area, had a whirlwind week of touring, meeting and eating their way through the nation’s capital in June. Rising seniors Kelsey Darien from Ridgeland-Hardeeville High, Victoria Etheridge from John Paul II Catholic School and Isabel Muehleman from Hilton Head Island HighContinue Reading

A BACKBONE OF STRENGTH AND COMPASSION

When we look out at Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s power lines and poles, we don’t just see them as a system that delivers reliable, affordable power to our member-owners. We see them as the backbone of the communities we serve. Our love of community is just as powerful and vital a force as electricity. One wayContinue Reading

QUALITY TIME WITH 4,037 NEIGHBORS

I never tire of visiting with you, our valued memberowners. We registered 4,037 members in attendance at this year’s Annual Meeting, Saturday, May 5, at our Ridgeland office. If you couldn’t be there, the business meeting focused on the accomplishments of Palmetto Electric Cooperative in 2017. Here are some highlights: The cooperative completed a $6.5Continue Reading

AT ANNUAL MEETING, CO-OP SHOWS ITS SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

Students were front and center at Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s 2018 Annual Meeting, with announcements of local youth receiving scholarships and educational opportunities from the co-op. Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE), a community outreach organization affiliated with the co-op, presented three scholarships: Alexa Jobst from May River High School, Isabel Noriega from Ridgeland-Hardeeville High SchoolContinue Reading