Laurens Electric Co-op taking steps to ensure service reliability

We are continuing to closely monitor the evolving effects of Covid-19 on our community and work force. Although our offices are closed to the public with drive-through window traffic only, day to day operations continue. Our priority is ensuring the reliability of members’ electric service. We are taking steps to support business continuity and preparing…


Laurens Electric closes offices to public

Laurens Electric Cooperative has closed its offices to walk in traffic to help protect our community from the spread of Covid-19. The drive-through windows will remain open, as will the payment kiosks in Laurens and Mauldin. We encourage members to take advantage of business options that do not increase their exposure to illness: CONTACT US…


Laurens Electric prepared for disruptions from Coronavirus

Laurens Electric Cooperative will suspend disconnection due to non-payment during this national emergency. We are taking steps now to be prepared in the event there is a significant impact from the coronavirus in our communities. We are focused on maintaining a healthy workforce, and keeping key personnel—such as line workers and member service representatives— available…


Pay It Forward February 2020 – Shane Wright

Service Technician Shane Wright paid forward $500 to 13 year old Fountain Inn resident Kieli and her mother Lisa Bukacek. Kieli has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare and aggressive cancer that requires aggressive treatments. Kieli’s oncologist said her case was one of just 3 in the nation that had presented with symptoms…


Pay It Forward January 2020 – Telly Williams

Information Technology Help Desk Technician Telly Williams paid forward $500 to the Happy Wheels program at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. Happy Wheels volunteers push a cart filled with new books and toys through the hallways of the Children’s Hospital to each inpatient room. Each child chooses a book or toy to keep every week for…


Pay It Forward December 2019 – Joey Parker

Project Coordinator Joey Parker paid forward $500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . According to their website, stjude.org, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%. Joey admits he has a soft spot for kids. He said, “The kids who find themselves with a disease like cancer can’t help…


Laurens Electric offers students free trips and scholarship opportunity

Laurens Electric Cooperative is offering four local students an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. or Columbia, S.C., this summer. The annual Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit contest includes submitting an application, securing two references and participating in an interview process. After co-op officials judge the entrants, four students will be awarded one of…


Service to membership honored by co-op in 2019

Laurens Electric Cooperative has named Field Service Technician Jamie Tumblin its Employee of the Year for 2019. Supervisors submit nominations and a committee consisting of co-op senior staff discusses and selects a winner based on the following criteria: Performing beyond the call of duty, exemplifying the co-op’s core values by putting forth extra effort, and…


Pay It Forward November 2019 – Jean Hester

Cashier Jean Hester paid forward $500 to Simpsonville First Baptist Church’s Music Ministry for the Wilma Jones Ringers Handbell Choir. Jean, who has been a member of the church for 40 years and has played handbells for 30 of them, said, “The Wilma Jones Ringers is a great ministry. We have a 5 octave choir…


Pay It Forward October 2019 – Jody Cousins

Pay It Forward October 2019 – Jody Cousins Lineman Jody Cousins paid forward $500 to Fostering Great Ideas, a 501 c3 non-profit that seeks to improve the experience for every child in foster care. According to their website, fgi4kids.org, “Knowing that losses multiply, and stress amplifies the longer a child stays in care, our goal is…