With commercial and industrial rates significantly lower than any electric service provider in the area, it is no wonder that several major domestic and international companies have chosen to locate in Newberry Electric Cooperative's service area.
To meet the demand for higher power quality and expansion of existing facilities, NEC has recently built three new substations as well as upgraded several older substations. The substations will be quite capable of accommodating any electrical needs a facility may require. NEC's electrical system has a capacity of 120 mw.
Newberry Electric Cooperative also has an advantage over other electric suppliers in that all of the decision-making management live in the immediate area and are ready to respond to any situation within minutes. The system is constantly monitored through a SCADA system that will notify the operator of any problems and crews can quickly be dispatched for repairs.
Here are a few of the industrial consumers that are now enjoying NEC's low-cost, reliable power:
International Paper - Newberry Lumber Mill - State's largest producing yellow pine lumber mill at 137 million board feet. Peak capacity available is 6 mw. Prosperity Operations - Produces polyethylene coated paperboard for fast food industry. Peak capacity available is 5 mw.
Kiswire - A Korean owned 100,000 square foot facility that produces beaded wire for steel-belted tires. Peak capacity available is 5 mw.
Komatsu - The world's second largest earth moving equipment maker. Peak capacity available is 3 mw.
McKechnie Vehicle Components - Based in Roseville, Michigan, MVC is 56% women owned and certified a Women’s Business Enterprise(WBE). MVC produces automobile wheel trim and components.
NEC serves more than 620 small and large commercial and industrial consumers. No matter what the electric demand is, NEC stands ready to deliver the most reliable, competitive-cost power available in this area.