Considering Solar? We’re Here to Help.

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:37

Today’s consumers want and expect options, including the type of energy powering their homes. Many homeowners are looking for a less expensive form of energy with ongoing savings. Some are looking for a green energy source. These two motives are why many homeowners are exploring rooftop solar panels.

The interest in alternative energy sources is also being fueled by decreasing costs for rooftop solar, the availability of financial incentives and the proliferation of companies offering solar panel installation.


2019 Washington Youth Tour

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:36

Are you interested in winning a free trip to Washington DC?

Coastal Electric will sponsor as many as two local students to join South Carolina delegation on the week-long tour hosted by electric cooperatives nationwide. The Youth Tour allows students to experience the nation’s Capitol and learn more about how they can make a difference as young adults. To be eligible, high school students entering their senior year in the fall of 2019 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.


We could use your help to Beat The Peak!

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:49

Introducing an exciting and new program called Beat the Peak. Beat the Peak is a member notification system that:

  • shows you how electricity use varies daily and seasonally
  • helps you understand that you can help reduce electricity use at specific times of the day
  • relates individual member choices about electricity use to the broader effort to control costs
  • allows you to voluntarily sign up to receive notices of peak demand periods
  • sends you notifications (via text, email and/or voice messages) at times when you can help reduce electricity use.

The importance of interconnection agreements

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:24

Electric cooperatives are responsible for maintaining a safe, reliable electric grid to power the communities they serve. As an increasing number of consumers install grid-connected distributed generation systems, like solar panels or small wind turbines, electric co-ops are prepared to assist members while still maintaining the safety of the grid.


A solid investment in your electric co-op

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:53
As a member of Coastal Electric Cooperative, you make an investment in the co-op every time you pay your bill. This collective investment in the co-op benefits you and the community immediately and over time. So what exactly is this monthly investment, and how do you benefit from it? The facility charge is a monthly investment that helps your co-op cover the expenses of maintaining the overall electric system. Combatting cyber security threats and maintaining poles, wires, substations and co-op equipment takes strategic planning and significant resources. The facility charge essentially ensures that all equipment operates properly and staff is trained and ready so the lights turn on when you need them.

Community Solar

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:16
Community Solar, a green power initiative offered by Coastal Electric Cooperative and it's affiliated organizations, and is now being offered to any qualified residential member of the Cooperative.