Month: January 2014

NRECA Raises Energy Cost Concerns in State of the Union

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), made the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union speech this evening. “Electric cooperatives advocate for a federal energy policy of reliable and affordable power while protecting health and the environment. “The President plans to offer a vision tonight that he […]

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How Your Power is Restored

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Powering Up: When an outage occurs, line crews work to pinpoint problems. When electricity goes out, most of us expect power will be restored within a few hours. But when a major storm causes widespread damage, longer outages may result. Co-op line crews work long, hard hours to restore service safely to the greatest number […]

SC’s Largest Solar Farm Dedicated

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

The Colleton Solar Farm, the largest facility of its kind in the state, is producing electricity just nine weeks after construction began on the project. Utility and solar industry executives officially dedicated the solar array during a ceremony January 24 in Walterboro.  TIG Sun Energy, a subsidiary of the North Charleston-based InterTech Group, is the […]

Temp Goes DOWN – Bill Goes UP

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

The more electricity you use, the higher your energy bill with be.  Pee Dee Electric does not charge more in the winter than other times.  With the bitter temperatures we have experienced recently, you can look for your energy amount to go up and your bill to rise accordingly.  Wearing a sweater at home, using […]

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Tips for Record Low Temps

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Fires and frozen plumbing in your home are two of the main things to be aware of during bitter cold temperatures like we are experiencing. To help protect your home against fire: • Fireplaces/Space heaters: Make sure you have at least 36-inches of clearance between the heat source and combustible materials such as bedding, furniture, […]

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Social Security – What you Can Do Online

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

This is a good time to find out information from the Social Security Administration.  Social Security is not just for retirees. One of the major things you can do online is request a Social Security Statement.  If you follow this as you continue to work, it will help you make plans for the future. Apply […]

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Energy Tips for Your Home’s Attic

by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative

Some of the biggest air leaks in your home can often be traced to the attic, resulting in sky-high energy bills and a house that’s too warm in summer, and too cold in winter. However, the good news is that the attic is one of the easier rooms to insulate and air seal, leading to […]