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Governor signs new rules for electric cooperatives

Gov. Henry McMaster has signed legislation that revises rules that govern electric cooperatives, increasing transparency to co-op members and adding limited government oversight.

Fifth grade student wins 2019 Children's Book Challenge

See what Myah McMillan did to earn the title of state winner in this children's book competition.

Inaugural S.C. Lineman's Rodeo kicks off in Florence

Electric cooperative linemen from across South Carolina showed off their skills on March 16 during the first S.C. Linemen's Rodeo. See the action and the winners.

Pickens named South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2018

Zacch Pickens, defensive end at T.L. Hanna High School, was named S.C.'s Mr. Football on Dec. 15 during halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Conway.

2018 Touchstone Energy Bowl roster announced

See which players will play in the 2018 Touchstone Energy Bowl in Myrtle Beach on December 15.

Two-punch storm may hit underground power systems

The second punch from Hurricane Florence may hit some electric cooperative members served by underground systems, as heavy rain accumulates and flows into portions of South Carolina this week.

Watching storm pass on a power outage map: ‘It’s spooky.’

A slow-motion movie plays on the electric cooperatives’ outage map, as predictions turn to reality and Hurricane Florence tracks inland, back down the coast and inland again. Power outages will follow.

S.C.'s electric cooperatives prepare for Florence

September 10, 2018
Storm coordination between the co-ops will allow for crews from other states to help out should Hurricane Florence cause widespread damage in S.C. 

Summerville teen wins $5,000 scholarship from state’s electric co-ops

August 24, 2018
Ogugua Nwaezeigwe of Summerville is the recipient of the 2018 R.D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship presented by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., the trade association for South Carolina’s independent, not-for profit electric cooperatives.  

S.C. high schoolers to go "all-electric" this week in Columbia

July 9, 2018
Fifty-eight rising high school seniors will be in Columbia this week for an up-close look at how the state's electric cooperatives are preparing for the future.


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