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York Electric Cooperative Sustainability Report: 2023 | 2024
At YEC, we are committed to always looking out for our members. It goes without saying that keeping the lights on, your service safe and your bill affordable are top priorities, but we equally value the importance of how your co-op will stand the test of time.
Being sustainable means keeping our promise for years to come, despite the challenges we may face in our state, nation, world and industry. While we may wish we could keep things the same, sustainability means cooperatives could look different in the future. In this report, we aim to summarize what we are doing to stay relevant as the energy industry evolves, to lead with accountability, integrity and transparency, and to continue our quest to improve the quality of life for those in our area. In other words, we want to leave this world better than we found it. To do that, we must work as a team to take responsibility for our actions and decisions, knowing they impact the livelihood of families, communities, industries and our future.
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Do you know where your energy originates?
Cooperatives in South Carolina purchase a variety of generation resources to ensure your power is reliable and affordable. York Electric Cooperative members consume energy from a variety of energy sources shown in the Integrated Resource Plan PDF and on the graph below.
Central Electric Cooperative’s Energy Resource Mix: 2019
Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Central) is a wholesale electric generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Central is owned by the 20 independent, consumer‐owned South Carolina distribution electric cooperatives.
- Hydro: 3%
- Nuclear: 19%
- Coal: 41%
- Natural Gas: 23%
- Purchases: 11%
- Renewable/Non-carbon: 3%
The graphic below illustrates the energy mix that Central supplied in 2019.
Together, we’re lowering carbon dioxide emissions
Electric cooperatives show a decline in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released to generate the electricity they provide to 1.5 million South Carolinians.
Between 2005 and 2020, their CO2 emissions dropped by 41%, far surpassing the national 17% reduction target used by the United States. A new report from Central Electric Power Cooperative—the wholesale power buyer for the state’s 20 independent, member-owned utilities including York Electric Cooperative —also projects that by 2027, emissions will fall by 47% from 2005 levels.
Cooperatives are achieving this result by 1) adopting new technologies that do not rely on burning fossil fuels to produce electricity, 2) urging their power suppliers to close older, coal-burning power plants and 3) making agreements with power suppliers whose generating portfolios have lower emissions.
Burning fossil fuels such as coal to make electricity releases CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Reducing these emissions plays a key role in protecting our environment. By 2027, electric cooperatives in South Carolina could see at least a 47% reduction in CO2.
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Programs and Services
We encourage you to evaluate our various savings and energy programs to see what fits you and your lifestyle. From notifications for peak usage times to audits and rebates, our programs are designed with you in mind.
Remember, we are here looking out for you, and are available to answer any questions you have. We want to empower you to choose how you use your electricity. Together we have the power to make a difference and keep power costs low.
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