About Santee Electric Cooperative Inc.
is Touchstone Energy?
Touchstone Energy is a nationwide brand and marketing effort
that identifies cooperative utilities providing superior customer
service while maintaining a strong local presence.
Hundreds of electric cooperatives across the United States have
launched the Touchstone Energy brand to represent the advantages of
locally owned and controlled electric service, which is rooted in
the direct link that electric cooperatives have with their
The dictionary definition of touchstone is a test of
genuineness. Touchstone Energy symbolizes everything that electric
cooperatives represent today: electric power, human connections,
and the strength of co-ops' commitment to the communities and the
consumers they serve.
By pooling resources through the brand with other cooperative
utilities, the electric cooperatives will be able to provide
consumers information and create awareness of their
customer-focused services as the electric utility industry
the national Touchstone Energy site.
What is an electric cooperative?
Electric cooperatives are private, independent electric
utilities, owned by the members they serve. Democratically governed
businesses, electric cooperatives are organized under the
Cooperative or Rochdale Principles, anchoring them firmly in the
communities they serve and ensuring that they are closely regulated
by their consumers.
What are the benefits of being a cooperative member?
As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Santee Electric
Cooperative is able to return money that's left over after
operating expenses to its members. That revenue is then assigned by
Santee Electric Cooperative to each member's Capital Credits
account. The amount of a member's Capital Credits is determined by
their yearly electricity payments. Capital Credits are just one
more way Santee Electric Cooperative continues to put the
Touchstone Energy Values of
commitment and innovation
to work for you. For more information about Capital Credits,
download our Capital Credits brochure (pdf).
Santee Electric Cooperative has a very large service area. It
serves parts of Claredon, Florence, Georgetown, and Williamsburg
counties in South Carolina. To the right is a map of our service
area, click it to expand it to full view.
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