CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTARISM

More than 1,200 local voluteers, like           these guys, will help the RBC Heritage      happen April 10-16.

From an original purse of $100,000 in 1969 to $6.5 million today, much about the Heritage Classic has changed over the years. Now the RBC Heritage, presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA event is a Hilton Head heritage that we’re honored to support here at Palmetto Electric.

And we aren’t alone. More than 1,200 local volunteers will be working throughout tournament week, April 10-16. Palmetto Electric supports them by sponsoring a volunteer tent where they can get sunscreen, bug spray and take a break. We hold a drawing for RBC Heritage volunteers, giving them a shot at a prize, if not a huge purse.

We also help our friends with the state-owned utility Santee Cooper to staff the Green Power tent, where we offer members another chance to support renewable energy generated right here in South Carolina. Palmetto Electric is still the leader among all co-ops in the state in Green Power commercial sales, with significant residential Green Power support, too. In fact, the RBC Heritage itself is a certified Green Power Event, 100 percent renewable-powered.

Like Green Power, our Community Solar program also relies on voluntary member support. Learn about Community Solar and Green Power.

We’re especially proud that Palmetto Electric’s other environmentally friendly, “green” efforts have grown this year with our Community Solar program. Members quickly leased all the capacity of our Ridgeland solar farm, shown below, and a second installation under construction behind our New River office. Community Solar is a totally voluntary program, just like Green Power. Visit our website to learn more about Community Solar.

Thanks for keeping it green, Palmetto members, and thank you RBC Heritage volunteers, for demonstrating that winning community spirit.

CO-OP REPRESENTATIVES NO LONGER TAKE CREDIT CARD INFO OVER PHONE

To protect our members’ personal financial information, Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s member service representatives will no longer accept credit or debit cards for payment over the telephone. You can still use your credit or debit card to pay your co-op bill over the phone by using our IVR (interactive voice response) system 1-866-445-5551. You can alsoContinue Reading

VOTING PROCEDURES FOR ANNUAL MEETING

Voting procedures for Annual Meeting ALL MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE to register and vote at Palmetto Electric’s Annual Meeting Saturday, May 6. Here’s what you need to know: Your name must appear on the membership/account. In order to hold a joint membership, both spouses’ names must appear on the account. In the event of a jointContinue Reading

CO-OP’S UNITED WAY GIVING UP 5 PERCENT

You already know how Palmetto Electric’s employees give you their best effort, especially after a storm. But you may not know much how they give to help the United Way each year. When the United Way of the Lowcountry (UWL) kicked off its campaign in November, our employees attended meetings and learned that the UWLContinue Reading

YOU’VE SAVED MORE THAN $2.8 MILLION!

MEMBERS OF PALMETTO Electric and other Touchstone Energy Cooperatives in South Carolina saved $1,286,339.92 on prescriptions last year by using their Co-op Connections discount cards. That’s just part of the grand total of $17,633,064.82 saved by S.C. co-op members since 2007, according to Touchstone Energy, the co-op alliance that coordinates the discount card program andContinue Reading

THREE SCHOLARSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.

Apply by Tuesday, February 28, for these scholarships and youth opportunities: A $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a participant on the Washington Youth Tour, set for June 10-15. Palmetto Electric will sponsor three local high school juniors on the trip. Palmetto Electric Trust scholarships, worth up to $5,000 and $3,000 a year. Two $1,000Continue Reading

WIRE TO AWARD THREE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

High School Seniors in Palmetto Electric’s service area can now apply for two $1,000 scholarships. Each year, the co-op’s community outreach organization WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) awards scholarships to deserving seniors living in Beaufort, Jasper or Hampton counties. Students who have average or above- average grades and demonstrate a financial need can apply.Continue Reading

THREE RISING SENIORS WILL TOUR CAPITAL IN JUNE

THREE LOCAL high school juniors will represent Palmetto Electric Cooperative in the nation’s capital June 10–15 on the Washington Youth Tour. Participants see government in action, visit historical sites, learn about co-ops and meet students from around the nation. During the event, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Youth Tour participant. Another SouthContinue Reading

THE CO-OPS’ MESSAGE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS, both old and new, Republican and Democrat, will be the same: We all need to work together to protect consumer access to safe, reliable and affordable electric service.

As the nation prepares to welcome a new Congress and Administration, America’s electric cooperatives are ready to welcome back old friends and introduce ourselves to newcomers. The co-ops’ message to elected officials, both old and new, Republican and Democrat, will be the same: We all need to work together to protect consumer access to safe,Continue Reading