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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