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First steps for electric cooperatives: damage assessments

October 8, 2016
Power restoration starts with damage assessments after the storm passes, but storm damage can be a significant challenge to accomplishing those assessments. That’s one message that becomes clear as operations managers from electric cooperatives across South Carolina met by conference call this morning.

Crews heading to S.C. to help restore power

October 7, 2016
Power crews from Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky are on their way to South Carolina to help with power restoration following Hurricane Matthew.


S.C. electric co-ops prepare for Hurricane Matthew

October 5, 2016
The electric cooperatives in South Carolina are preparing out-of-state crews to travel to the Palmetto State if Hurricane Matthew causes widespread power outages.

Electric cooperative outage map

Get the latest real-time information on outages from South Carolina's electric cooperatives.

Electric co-ops prepare for Hermine

September 1, 2016
South Carolina's electric cooperatives prepare in advance of tropical system Hermine.

SC WIRE awards scholarships to three

July 27, 2016
The "Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College" is awarded each year to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school, but who now wants to further her education. 

WIRE offers $2,500 scholarship

January 8, 2016
The electric cooperative community service organization is awarding a scholarship to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school. Download an application now.

Co-ops urge awareness of flood-related electrical hazards

October 2, 2015
S.C. electric cooperatives offer advice on flood safety measures you can take to stay safe.

Website informs consumers on solar in S.C.

July 17, 2015
South Carolina's electric cooperatives have a new resource to help members who might be interested in solar energy.

Solar farm yields good lessons in first year

March 1, 2015
In its first year of operation, the Colleton Solar Farm produced slightly more solar power than expected and demonstrated the benefits of panels that track the sun, even though they cost more than stationary panels. 


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