Together, we operate the largest electric distribution system in the state. More than 1.5 million South Carolinians in all 46 counties use electricity from electric cooperatives. 

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Media Contacts

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina - Cayce, Columbia
CEO Michael Couick
803-739-3034
Media Contact

Mark Quinn
803-739-3070 or 803-319-2549
Van O'Cain
803-739-3048 or 803-609-8978

Counties Served Statewide service association for co-ops in S.C.
Web Address http://www.ecsc.org/
Aiken Electric Cooperative - Aiken, SC
CEO Gary L. Stooksbury
803-649-6245 
Media Contact Marilyn Gerrity
803-641-8311  
Muriel Carter
803-641-6065 
Counties Served Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Orangeburg, Saluda
Web Address http://www.aikenco-op.org/
To report an outage 877-264-5368
803-649-6245
800-922-1262
Consumers Served 45,850


Berkeley Electric Cooperative - Moncks Corner, SC
President and CEO Dwayne Cartwright
843-899-8400
Media Contact Eddie McKnight
843-899-8424
Micah Ponce
843-899-8401
Counties Served Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Web Address http://www.becsc.com/
To report an outage 888-253-4232
Consumers Served 85,773


Black River Electric Cooperative - Sumter, SC
President and CEO C.H. "Herb" Leaird
803-469-8060
Media Contact Sherri Woodward
803-469-8060
Counties Served Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter
Web Address http://www.blackriver.coop/
To report an outage 803-469-8060 (Sumter)
803-432-9854 (Camden)
Consumers Served 31,632


Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative - Pickens, SC
President & CEO Charles E. Dalton
864-878-6326
Media Contact Terry Ballenger
864-878-6326
Counties Served Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
Web Address http://www.blueridge.coop 
To report an outage 800-240-3400 or 864-878-6326
Consumers Served 63,597


Broad River Electric Cooperative - Gaffney, SC
President and CEO Douglas E. Wilson
864-489-5737
Media Contact Josh Crotzer
864-489-5737
Counties Served Cherokee, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union, SC; Cleveland, Polk, Rutherfordton, NC
Web Address http://www.broadriverelectric.com/
To report an outage 864-582-8247 (Spartanburg County)
864-489-5737 (Cherokee County)
864-674-6123 (Union County)
Consumers Served 20,528


Coastal Electric Cooperative - Walterboro, SC
CEO Lawrence J. "Larry" Hinz
843-538-5700
Media Contact Mike Hartenburg
843-538-5700
Counties Served Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester
Web Address http://www.coastal.coop/
To report an outage 843-538-5700
Consumers Served 11,510


Edisto Electric Cooperative - Bamberg, SC
President and CEO David E. Felkel
803-245-5141
Media Contact Vacant
Counties Served Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Orangeburg
Web Address http://www.edistoelectric.com/
To report an outage 800-433-3292 or 803-245-5141 (Bamberg)
803-259-3717 (Barnwell)
843-563-3292 (St. George)
Consumers Served 19,907


Fairfield Electric Cooperative - Winnsboro, SC
CEO William L. Hart
803-635-4621
Media Contact Douglas M. Payne
803-635-4621
Counties Served Fairfield, Chester, Kershaw, Richland, York
Web Address http://www.fairfield.coop
To report an outage 800-499-7862
Consumers Served 26,419


Horry Electric Cooperative - Conway, SC
CEO and Executive Vice President James "Pat" Howle
843-248-2211
Media Contact Penelope Hinson
843-369-2211 ext. 333
County Served Horry
Web Address http://www.horryelectric.com/
To report an outage 843-369-2212
Consumers Served 67,993


Laurens Electric Cooperative - Laurens, SC
President & CEO J. David Wasson Jr.
864-682-3141
Media Contact Jim Donahoo
864-682-3141
Randy Garrett
864-682-3141
Counties Served Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union
Web Address http://www.laurenselectric.com/
To report an outage 800-942-3141
Consumers Served 52,975


Little River Electric Cooperative - Abbeville, SC
General Manager Roland L. White
864-459-2141
Media Contact Roland L. White
864-459-2141
Counties Served Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, McCormick
Web Address http://www.littleriverelectric.com/
To report an outage 864-459-2141 (Abbeville)
864-391-3480 (McCormick)
800-459-2141 (Anderson)
Consumers Served 14,056


Lynches River Electric Cooperative - Pageland, SC
President and CEO David Altman
843-675-3200
Media Contact Leigh Smith or Bow Burch
843-675-3213 or 843-675-3211
Counties Served Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster
Web Address http://www.lynchesriver.com/
To report an outage 800-922-3486
Consumers Served 20,450


Marlboro Electric Cooperative - Bennettsville, SC
President and CEO William L. Fleming, Jr.
843-479-3855
Media Contact John Powers
843-454-2878
Counties Served Marlboro and Dillon
Web Address http://www.marlboroelectric.net/
To report an outage 843-479-3855 or 800-922-9174
Consumers Served 6,520


Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative - Lexington, SC
President and CEO Bob Paulling
803-749-6555
Media Contacts Eddie R. Richardson
803-749-6411
Lacy Ridgell
803-749-6471
Counties Served Aiken, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda
Web Address http://www.mcecoop.com/
To report an outage 803-749-6444 or 888-813-7000
Consumers Served 51,840


Newberry Electric Cooperative - Newberry, SC
President and CEO George Keith Avery
803-276-1121
Media Contacts Debra Shaw
803-276-1121
Counties Served Fairfield, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry
To report an outage

Web Address
803-276-1121

http://www.nec.coop/
Consumers Served 13,780


Palmetto Electric Cooperative - Ridgeland, SC
President and CEO Berl Davis
843-208-5550
Media Contacts Jimmy Baker
843-681-0070
Missy Santorum
843-681-0072
Counties Served Allendale, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper
Web Address http://www.palmetto.coop
To report an outage 800-922-5551 or 843-681-5551 (Hilton Head)
843-726-5551 (Ridgeland)
803-943-2211 (Hampton)
Consumers Served 68,257


Pee Dee Electric Cooperative - Darlington, SC
President and CEO Toy Nettles
843-665-4070
Media Contacts Jeff Singletary
843-292-4349
Counties Served Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee & Marion
Web Address http://www.peedeeelectric.com/
To report an outage 800-343-4070, 843-665-4070 or 843-661-0793
(After Hours) 843-669-7877
Consumers Served 30,209


Santee Electric Cooperative - Kingstree, SC
President and CEO Floyd L. Keels
843-355-6187
Media Contacts Adrel Langley
843-355-6187
Counties Served Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown, Williamsburg
Web Address http://www.santee.org/
To report an outage 888-239-2300
Consumers Served 44,033


Tri-County Electric Cooperative - St. Matthews, SC
General Manager Chad Lowder
803-874-1215
Media Contacts Sheila Rivers
803-874-1215
Counties Served Calhoun, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter
Web Address http://www.tri-countyelectric.net/
To report an outage 877-874-1215
Consumers Served 17,932


York Electric Cooperative - York, SC
President and CEO Paul Basha
803-684-4248
Media Contacts Marc Howie
803-684-4248
Counties Served Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, York
Web Address http://www.yorkelectric.net/
To report an outage 866-374-1234 (York)
803-548-4244 (Ft. Mill)
Consumers Served 45,865

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