Shop with the Co-op

Typically, in December, South Carolina’s electric cooperatives sponsor the Touchstone Energy Bowl – an all star high school football game played in Myrtle Beach. During bowl week, football players have the opportunity to go shopping with children in Horry County.

With the cancellation of this year’s Touchstone Energy Bowl Game, the cooperatives decided to take the shopping local through the Shop with the Co-op Initiative!

Palmetto Electric employees shopped and purchased Christmas gifts, along with basic necessities, for seven local children in southern Beaufort (3 students), Jasper (2 students) and Hampton (2 students) counties.

The cooperative worked alongside the school districts to identify children who would benefit from the gifts. Commitment to Community is one of the core values of Palmetto Electric, and giving back was the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season!

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A thank you to legislators

THERE ARE A lot of people that contribute to serving the members of Palmetto Electric Cooperative. In the past and especially over the last two years, our cooperative has benefitted significantly from our local legislators in Columbia and those representing us in Washington, D.C. They understand our mission to provide competitively priced, reliable energy andContinue Reading

Let’s Connect

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Scholarships and Educational Opportunities Now Available

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Celebrating commitment to community

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Co-op awards 50 teachers $44,875 in Bright Ideas grants

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Co-op shows its support for local students

As an electric cooperative, Palmetto Electric is committed to the communities we serve. Education is a vital part of our members’ lives, and we understand the importance of supporting tomorrow’s leaders. Palmetto Electric offers several scholarships and educational opportunities to students throughout our service area. In years past, scholarship winners have been recognized, in-person, at the Annual Meeting. Although we wereContinue Reading

Sign up for Beat The Peak. You could win $500.

IF YOU HAVEN’T already joined the movement, now is the time.  Approximately 45,000 co-op members from across South Carolina are helping Beat the Peak and reduce wholesale power costs. According to a recent impact study, the innovative program in which cooperative members across the state reduce their energy consumption at strategic times has saved SouthContinue Reading

New normal, new Annual Meeting

For the past eighty years, Palmetto Electric members have come together for the cooperative’s Annual Meeting.  It is the most important event for our cooperative each year—a time for members, employees and cooperative leadership to gather and discuss the business of our cooperative. As you already know, this year’s Annual Meeting was postponed due toContinue Reading

Facing the storms ahead

AS WE HEAD INTO the heart of the 2020 hurricane season, it feels as if we have already weathered our share of “storms” this year. From the EF-4 tornado that devastated Hampton County in April, to the COVID-19 crisis, we have faced many challenges in 2020. It is my hope that you, our members, knowContinue Reading