Month: May 2013

New power-purchase agreement to benefit millions of South Carolinians

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Moncks Corner, S.C. — Santee Cooper and the Central Electric Power Cooperative today signed a multi-billion-dollar cost-saving extension of an agreement to purchase power from Santee Cooper. The savings will benefit all cooperative consumers as well as other wholesale customers and direct served residential, commercial and industrial customers of Santee Cooper.  In addition to the savings, […]

Metal Theft Threatens Lives, Safety and Your Pocketbook

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

by James A. Goodson Chairman, Board of Trustees Thefts of copper, aluminum and bronze are on the rise, at abandoned commercial buildings, empty homes and—most dangerously—at power substations near neighborhoods. We need your help to keep our equipment safe, prevent outages and save lives. At an electric cooperative in Oklahoma, thieves took off with about […]

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Jeff’s Tips – Summertime Safety

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

We’ll be in full blown summer shortly. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy this season and stay safe. Put safety first! When using electrical tools, never pull cords through wet areas: in grass or around the pool. Power equipment and even hand tools can cause serious injury. Limit distractions, use equipment properly, […]

Take Care When Installing Programmable Thermostats

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Programmable thermostats, when used correctly, have the potential to save up to $180 a year on your heating and cooling costs, according to ENERGYSTAR.gov. If you’re considering purchasing a programmable thermostat, it’s important to install and program it correctly save the most energy and money. Installation First, your thermostat should be situated on an interior […]

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Tune In to TV Energy Savings

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

So you’ve bought an ENERGY STAR-qualified TV to save energy. But there’s even more you can do to boost your TV’s efficiency. Here’s a tip from Pee Dee Electric that can help you save energy—and money. TVs are bigger than they used to be. And some of the largest ones can use as much electricity […]

Give Your Home’s Energy Use a Vacation When You’re on Vacation

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Going on vacation? Even if you plan to be away just a few days, you can save energy in your home when you travel. Here’s a tip from Pee Dee Electric that can give your utility bill a break when you take a break. Water Heater. Turn down the temperature, so it doesn’t keep the […]

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