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Convoy of utility trucks, line workers headed to South Carolina

September 11, 2017
More than 100 Arkansas line workers formed a convoy Monday as they departed nine electric cooperatives headed to South Carolina to help repair Hurricane Irma’s damage. They will join at least 200 more from other states who will be traveling early Tuesday. Crews will arrive in the damaged areas from North Carolina and Virginia on Tuesday.

Electric co-op crews stand by for Irma's almost certain damage

September 10, 2017
Emergency planners for electric co-ops expect more than 300 line workers and equipment to arrive in the next to three days, and more may be sent if needed.

Clyburn tours home weatherized by program he helped make possible

August 30, 2017
Rep. Jim Clyburn talks to homeowners Van and Leslie Dukes about the program that helped them save energy and money in their home.

Pee Dee teen wins $5,000 scholarship

August 25, 2017
Eden Wallace is surrounded by backpacks she collected and stuffed for children entering foster care. Her project earned her a $5,000 scholarship.

Co-ops voice support for stopping nuclear unit construction

July 31, 2017
Santee Cooper’s largest customer offered support today for the decision not to continue construction on two nuclear units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County.

Multi-million dollar program spurs partnership

November 11, 2016
The partnership between electric cooperatives and the non-profit Homeworks of America provides safer, more comfortable and energy efficient homes.

One-two punch from hurricane, floods inflict unmatched damage

October 13, 2016 
The “slow grind” of repairing hundreds, often thousands, of individual damages to power supply points challenged several electric cooperatives Thursday, as they worked to restore electricity to the remaining 30,000 powerless electric cooperative consumers.

Special equipment takes linemen to the damage

October 11, 2016
‘Off road’ takes on new meaning as rural power restoration continues.

Assessments reveal extensive damage

October 9, 2016
Electric cooperatives in South Carolina are completing damage assessments Sunday. At 2 p.m., there are more than 263,000 electric co-op outages affecting more than 35 percent of their power delivery systems. At its peak, the storm had caused more than 300,000 electric cooperative outages Saturday evening.

Five lifesaving tips for staying safe around power lines

October 8, 2016
A downed power line may not be a dead line, and it could cause serious injury or death.


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