Newberry Electric Cooperative has been serving South Carolina since 1940 with safe, reliable electric service and innovative programs that are designed to assist economic development in Fairfield, Laurens, Lexington, and Newberry Counties.

To assist with economic development efforts, Newberry Electric has become a leader in the local area Chamber of Commerce and developed partnerships with Newberry County Economic Development, the SC Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Power Team, the Upstate Business Alliance, and Palmetto Economic Development.  Along with these partners, and working directly with county governments, NEC has helped locate global industrial leaders such as Samsung America, Komatsu America, and Kiswire USA to the area.

NEC is committed to growth and economic development for the communities we call home.

We live up to that promise by offering some of the lowest electric rates around, reliable electricity and exceptional service to member businesses in our service area.

Located in the heart of South Carolina’s industrial corridor, we’re a proud partner in the SC Power Team ( network – a unique economic development alliance of the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. Together, we provide power to more than 1.5 million South Carolinians. It’s a partnership that allows for tangible advancement and makes a significant difference in communities across our state.

Interested in relocating or expanding your business in NEC’s service area? Email Kevin Shull at to find out how we can help.

Integrated Resource Plan
Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Central) is a wholesale electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Columbia and owned by Mid-Carolina and 19 other independent, consumer-owned South Carolina distribution electric cooperatives. Through Central, the 20 member cooperatives developed an Integrated Resource Plan, submitted to the South Carolina Energy Office, that details how together we will meet forecasted energy consumption and peak demand from 2021 through 2040.

Integrated Resource Plan