YEC continually invests in improved service and reliability for members. York Electric Cooperative has been fortunate to experience tremendous growth in its service territory with new residential subdivisions, as well as business and industry development. In response, your cooperative is continually investing in new technology and system upgrades to ensure a reliable, affordable and safe energy future for our members. We’re always looking ahead and looking out for you.
Here are some of the ongoing updates to our distribution system we’re undertaking to improve service and reliability.
Clover Substation Upgrades: Smart devices and new equipment are being installed to help increase reliability and outage restoration efforts.
Ogden Substation Upgrades: Smart devices and new equipment are being installed to help increase reliability and outage restoration efforts.
New Transmission Line: A new 100 kilovolt transmission line to serve our Flint Hill Substation is underway. YEC’s Flint Hill Substation will be completely dismantled in the fall of 2022 and rebuilt with more capacity, smarter equipment, and greater reliability. The work is scheduled to be completed during the spring of 2023. Construction started last month in July with grading.
N. Lancaster Substation Improvements: YEC is building a double circuit extension along Doby Bridge Road. This work increases YEC’s capacity to serve more members and improve service reliability.
Banks Street Improvement: Pole improvements and larger wire will be installed along Banks Street in Fort Mill to increase YEC’s capacity to serve more members and improve service reliability.
Rural Internet Project: Our Rural Internet Project is projected to be completed by summer of 2023. Through our partnership with Comporium, we will bring high-speed internet service availability to more than 5,000 unserved members in the area shown.
New Substations: YEC is building the Allison Creek Substation (blue star on map) and Springmaid Substation (green star on map) to meet growing demand and improve reliability in those areas.
Right of Way updates
Trimming continues across our service territory to keep trees and brush away from distribution lines. Not only does this increase reliability, but it also helps keep us safe in an outage situation. Crews will be working in the York area in the coming months, followed by parts of Kings Mountain State Park.
To see the details and view the planning maps, visit our Right of Way maintenance page.
Summer storm safety
Since 1941, we’ve been committed to keeping your lights on, rain or shine. We also want you to know your house will be cool, your phones will be charged and, most importantly, the electricity you use is safe. Despite our best efforts to prevent power outages, including our year-round process of trimming our rights-of-way and constant system improvements and testing, the weather sometimes has different plans.
During the summer months, severe thunderstorms are a common occurrence that can lead to extensive damage and extended outages. When storm-related outages sweep our territory, we want you to be prepared and know how to stay safe. That’s why we’ve updated our online Storm Center—a valuable library of information on emergency preparedness, YEC’s power restoration efforts, outage reporting methods and more. Help ensure you and your family stay safe this summer storm season by visiting our Storm Center.