We registered 3,208 members in attendance at our 76th Annual Meeting May 13. Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend. The questions and comments folks had while I visited with them show how engaged our members are in their co-op. It’s always a pleasure to spend quality time with you!
In case you couldn’t be there, let me recap a few of the highlights.
- I had the pleasure to introduce and congratulate our 2017 Washington Youth Tour delegates. This month, Erica Daly from Fort Mill High School and Jae Alexandra LeBrec from Clover High School will join more than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest students for a week in our nation’s capital. We are proud of their accomplishments and know they will represent us well.
- I also congratulated our employees for winning a statewide safety contest again. They have won it eight out of the last 15 years. I appreciate their work and dedication.
- I reported YEC returned $1.3 million, the largest amount of capital credits in our history, to our members in May. And, our service reliability improved even more in 2016.
- I announced that a comprehensive feasibility study is near completion, and your Board of Trustees will consider testing a pilot project which will offer high-speed internet to rural parts of our service area; a decision will be announced soon. And, due to your increased interest in Community Solar, YEC will construct another Community Solar farm, possibly near Northwestern High School. Look for updates on these projects in future issues of your South Carolina Living magazine.
- We introduced our new Beat the Peak program, a free and voluntary effort to help control energy costs for all cooperative members. If you haven’t signed up yet, we encourage you to visit EnergySmartSC.org and do so today.
Thanks again to those who attended. If you couldn’t be there, we hope to see you next May.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Members re-elected three of their peers to York Electric’s Board of Trustees during the 76th Annual Meeting on May 13. Max T. Settlemyre (District 1), E. Jack Cornwell (District 2) and Carolyn Hicks Boyd (District 5) were elected by acclamation. These Board members will serve three-year terms, which began in May.