About Us

When we began in 1939, members consumed an average of 155 kilowatt hours per month. Now the average is over 1,200 kilowatt hours per month. Today, 65 years after it was formed, MEC serves over 6,000 consumers and is playing an important role in developing the rural county's burgeoning industrial economy.Over the years, MEC's Board and Management have strived to provide quality electric services at the lowest possible cost. Because we're a locally owned business, our operation isn't influenced by stockholders or out-of-state interests. In fact, the people who influence our business decisions are the people we serve...our member-owners.The foundation of our cooperative in everything that we do, is to offer more responsive and reliable programs and services to our members. But we carry this beyond the boundaries of our own business, for we believe that to truly serve our customers, we must also serve our community.We are proud to be a part of the more than 620 Touchstone Energy cooperatives across the country that are serving member-owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and a longstanding commitment to the community. For more information, please enjoy browsing and learning from our website.

Facts about your co-op (As of August 2007)

  • Metered Accounts-6534
  • Residential-5,323
  • Irrigation-2
  • Commercial-1201
  • Large Industries-8
  • Metered Accts per County
  • Marlboro-4,509
  • Dillon-2,025
  • Average of Consumers per mile-5.4
  • Largest industrial load in South Carolina-Domtar
  • Miles of line-1214
  • Average residential monthly kWh usage-1329
  • Internet customers-265