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Mission Statement of Coastal Electric Cooperative, Inc.
To safely provide diversified, innovative energy and related services to its customers consistent with
sound business practices,
while always acting in a community-building leadership role.

About Us

What is a Cooperative?

Unlike most other businesses, your electric cooperative is a locally-owned, member-controlled, non-profit association.

Our History, Past to Present

CEC was organized in 1940 as a member-owned non-profit to be governed by a Board of Trustees elected by members.

Cooperative Principles

We're guided by seven internationally recognized principles like those adopted by one of the first co-ops in 1844.

Your Board of Trustees

Meet the Board of Trustees who are elected by Coastal Electric members and entrusted to oversee the organization.

Coastal Electric Leadership

Meet the experienced, dedicated leadership team guiding the day-to-day operations of Coastal Electric Cooperative.

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CEC Annual Meeting

This is the time for members to elect trustees, stay informed about CEC operations, and more.

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Bylaws, Rates & Rules

Access this content and more in our Members Section (login required, must be requested).

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Integrated Resource Plan

This outlines how SC co-ops purchase and use resources to ensure reliable, affordable power.

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Job Opportunities

Want to work for CEC? This is where you'll find openings and application instructions.

Grab Your Discounts with Co-op Connections

This free discount program is offered to Touchstone Energy Cooperative members to help them save money on everyday purchases. Whether you’re shopping locally, making online purchases, booking a dream vacation, filling prescriptions, or just want to grab a bite to eat, we’ve got you covered with some great deals!

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ACSI® 2023 Award

Coastal Electric Cooperative Earns An ACSI® 2023 Customer Satisfaction Award

Coastal Electric Cooperative earns this award based on data modeled by the ACSI® in 2023. Award criteria are determined by the ACSI based on customers rating their satisfaction with CEC in a survey independent of the syndicated ACSI Energy Utility Study. For more about the ACSI, visit ACSI and its logo are registered trademarks of the American Customer Satisfaction Index LLC.