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.

State Utilities

Santee Cooper
Telephone: 843-761-8000
Call the general customer line and they will direct you to the correct department.

Investor Owned Utilities

Duke Energy Carolinas / Duke Energy Progress
Telephone: 866-233-2290

Dominion Energy South Carolina
Telephone: 800-251-7234
Home: www.DominionEnergySC.com/Solar
Business (Commercial): www.DominionEnergySC.com/BusinessSolar

Distribution Cooperatives


Find your co-op below

Aiken Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-649-6245
Counties Served: Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Orangeburg and Saluda

Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 843-761-8200
Counties Served: Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester

Black River Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-469-8060
Counties served: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 864-878-6326
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
Telephone: 843-538-5700
Counties Served: Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester

Edisto Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-245-5141
Counties served: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Orangeburg

Fairfield Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-754-0153
Counties Served: Fairfield, Chester, Kershaw, Richland and York

Horry Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 843-369-2211
Counties served: Horry

Laurens Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 864-682-3141
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
Telephone: 843-672-6111
Counties served: Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster

Marlboro Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 843-479-3855
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
Telephone: 803-276-1121
Counties served: Fairfield, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry

Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 843-208-5550
Counties served: Allendale, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 843-665-4070
Counties Served: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion

Santee Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 843-355-6187
Counties served: Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown, Williamsburg

Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-874-1215
Counties served: Calhoun, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter

York Electric Cooperative
Telephone: 803-684-4248
Counties Served: Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, York

Central Electric Power Cooperative
Telephone: 803-779-4975
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
Telephone: 864-682-3159
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)
Telephone: 803-822-8100
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
Telephone: 803-796-6060

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