Whether you are seriously considering installing PV at your home or business or are just curious about solar, one of the first places you should call is your local utility. They are the experts when it comes to providing reliable electric service; and unless you are going off the grid, connection of your new solar photovoltaic system to your electric utility is unavoidable. It is their responsibility to ensure a safe and reliable system, so learning the rules that apply to you are important. While the solar contractor of your choice should know the ropes and details of solar, don’t get caught. Your utility is a critical long-term partner. In addition to safely connecting your solar equipment to the grid, you will want to speak with them about your options for selling power back to the grid. Call them today, and they can walk you through the process. You can avoid any surprises when you are ready to go live with your solar project by including them early in the process.
Call the general customer line and they will direct you to the correct department.
Investor Owned Utilities
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Telephone: (800) 251-7234
SC Electric & Gas (Residential)
Find your co-op below
Aiken Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Orangeburg and Saluda
Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester
Black River Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg
Broad River Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 864-489-5737 (Cherokee), 864-674-6123 (Union)
Counties Served: Cherokee, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union, S.C.; Cleveland, Polk and Rutherfordton, N.C.
Coastal Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester
Edisto Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Orangeburg
Fairfield Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Fairfield, Chester, Kershaw, Richland and York
Horry Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Horry
Laurens Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union
Little River Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 864-366-2141 or 800-459-2141
Counties Served: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, McCormick
Lynches River Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster
Marlboro Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Marlboro, Dillon
Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-749-6555 or 888-813-9000 in S.C.
Counties served: Aiken, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda
Newberry Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Fairfield, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Allendale, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion
Santee Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown, Williamsburg
Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Calhoun, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter
York Electric Cooperative
Counties Served: Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, York
Central Electric Power Cooperative
Counties served: Central is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) that is a wholesale power supplier to 20 cooperatives. It does not serve retail consumers.
New Horizon Electric Cooperative
Counties served: New Horizon is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative that is a wholesale power provider to five distribution cooperatives. It does not serve retail customers.
Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply (CEE-US)
Counties Served: CEE-US is a material supply cooperative from which other cooperatives purchase electric system construction materials such as wire, poles and transformers.
The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina