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Rules & Regulations

Touchstone Energy Balloon in front of YEC's main office in York, SC.Application for Service

To begin service from York Electric, the member must apply for membership.


A deposit and membership fee will be paid at the time of application. To obtain service for a new structure, proper county permits and inspection are required before power is connected.

Members can transfer service from one location to another in the service area without additional deposit. Your original deposit and membership are transferred to the new location.

To terminate service, the Cooperative must be notified either by mail, by phone, or in person. We request a forwarding address at the time of notification. Disconnections are completed during regular working hours.

The procedure for obtaining temporary service, such as power for building a house, is the same as applying for new service. A valid county building permit is also required.

YEC Member Services Representative, Erin


When calling to request service of any kind, other than an initial contact, it is not only helpful, but more efficient to have pertinent information on hand, ready to supply to member services representatives who will take your call. Such information includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Social Security number
  • Account number

Having this type of information ready BEFORE calling will help ensure your call is processed quickly and correctly. Member Services 803-684-4248 or toll free (800) 582-8810.

YEC Underground ServicesUnderground Service

Underground lines are available to members for either their home or business. Some additional lines are available at no cost but there are variable rates depending on the length of additional lines. There is also a fee for underground service to shops and garages, barns, and other out buildings. Overhead lines can be changed to underground for a fee at the request of a member.

To learn more about underground services, please contact our Member Services Department at 803-684-4248.

YEC Decorative Security LightDecorative Security Lights

At York Electric Cooperative, we’re lighting your way to affordable, durable and attractive exterior security lighting. Our Decorative outdoor Security Lighting program features a carefully chosen selection of lights that are as practical as they are attractive. All styles feature reliable high-pressure sodium lamps. Whichever style you choose, it will do more than enhance your environment. These lights are carefully designed to provide maximum security for your residential, commercial or neighborhood development property.

YEC Engineer, Cathy Heffner with electric meterMeter locations

In order for York Electric to read your meter on a monthly basis, you must locate your meter in an easily accessible location. The meter is an important piece of York Electric equipment to which our crews need access 24-hours a day, so please be sure to keep shrubs, fences and other obstructions well away from it.

If you have questions concerning your meter location, please ask our engineer when he first meets with you concerning your electricity needs.

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