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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. 

Electric cooperatives prepare for “significant winter storm”

February 24, 2015
The state's co-ops are coordinating a robust response to an approaching winter weather system. 

Electric co-op crews mobilize to restore power

February 17, 2015
Crews from a number of the state's electric cooperatives are helping their neighbors in the northern part of South Carolina after freezing rain and ice caused power outages throughout the Upstate.

S.C.'s electric co-ops prepare for possible wintry precipitation

February 16, 2015
Electric cooperatives in South Carolina are monitoring a weather system that may produce icy conditions in some parts of the state. The National Weather Service in Columbia predicts a wintry mix of ice pellets and freezing rain could begin in the early afternoon Monday in the Upstate.

Co-ops, other utilities and AG warn against scams

November 20, 2014
Attorney General Alan Wilson calls scammers “devils appearing as an angel of light.”

Rosters selected for 2014 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl

October 27, 2014
Coaches for the 2014 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl sifted through a record number of nominations before selecting the 88-player roster for this year’s all-star game.

Williamston teen earns $5,000 scholarship

August 27, 2014

Kate Brady, 17, of Williamston, S.C., is the recipient of the 2014 Robert D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship.

WIRE awards two scholarships

August 2, 2014

Katherine Farrell of Camden and Summer Brown of Fountain Inn are recipients of the 2014 WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarships.

USC student, co-op member wins national scholarship

August 1, 2014

Blake Ward, a member of Black River Electric Cooperative and current USC student, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Youth Tour 2014 takes on Washington

June 19, 2014

S.C.'s largest delegation ever returned June 19 from five days in the nation's capital, visiting monuments and museums, meeting with the state's representatives in Congress and helping the Washington Youth Tour mark its 50th anniversary. 

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