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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.

Southern Joule takes a road trip

May 3, 2018
Father-and-son duo, Mike and Colin Smith, are driving an all-electric Chevy Bolt from South Carolina to Salt Lake City, Utah. They call it the "Southern Joule" trip.  See why.

Upstate boy wins 2018 S.C. Children's Book Challenge

April 10, 2018
Zephan Hunter was selected as the winner of the 2018 S.C. Children's Book Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC.

 

S.C.’s lineworkers set to compete in upcoming rodeo

March 13, 2018
Electric lineworkers from across the state will show off their skills March 17 at the 21st annual Lineworkers’ Rodeo at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway.

Electric cooperatives seek to preserve options in court

February 23, 2018
Central Electric Power Cooperative took action today to preserve legal options for electric cooperatives after two unfinished nuclear generating units in Fairfield County were abandoned by the owners. Santee Cooper and SCE&G stopped construction on V.C. Summer Nuclear Units 2 and 3 in July 2017.

Teams set for the 2017 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl

October 23, 2017
Coaches for the 2017 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl met on Monday, Oct. 23 in Columbia to select the 88 players who will make up this year’s roster for the all-star football game.

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