I’m a math person, an engineer by trade, so I often look at life like an equation: “A + B = C.” Your co-op’s equation for excellence is simple, really. We vow to look out for our members, which means providing affordable, safe, and reliable energy and positively impacting our community. That might seem like a tall ask, but our formula has held true.
Part A—We hire and train the best folks. Who better to serve our members than locals who live, work and play in the communities we serve? Our employees are dedicated to serving our members and making a difference for others. This is evident in their responsiveness, consistent growth and skill development, and general kindness to each other and our members.
Part B—We work to provide a good working environment so that our employees can focus on what matters most, our members. In March’s South Carolina Living, several YEC employees discussed our culture and the importance of family, relational wisdom, humility, and hunger as they approach developing their careers, working relationships, and service to you.
Our teamwork and integrated faith in each other, our unique business impact in the communities we serve, and the cooperative difference support our employees to do their very best. In fact, your co-op was recently named one of the SC Best Places to Work. This recognition celebrates our positive working atmosphere, commitment to teamwork, and employee engagement. Rick Jenkins, SC Biz News group publisher said, “This year’s honorees are best-in-class examples of how positive workplace cultures and motivated team members can produce remarkable results.”
This isn’t an accolade to YEC as a business. Instead, this honor is for our unified team of employees, and we couldn’t be prouder.
That equals Part C—Your service. Finding the best and creating a safe space to grow, learn and work allows YEC to uphold our promise of service excellence. Our pride in our employees, our communities, and our members continues to be how we honor our responsibility to look out for you. We aim to inspire, engage, support, and make a difference as your co-op and neighbor. Thank you for allowing us this one-of-a- kind opportunity.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Electric rates remain stable
During a time when costs for living have increased, we are proud to continue providing affordable, safe, and reliable energy for our members. Your electric rates have remained the same and we do not anticipate a rate increase for the remainder of the year. You can count on YEC to always look out for you.