Local students to receive scholarships, Virtual Youth Experience

IN FEBRUARY, Laurens Electric Cooperative selected 3 local high school students to represent the cooperative and be part of a memorable summer experience. Clair Cato of Southside Christian School, Jermarius Evans of Laurens District 55 High School, and Julia Marlett of Laurens Academy were scheduled to go to Washington, D.C. for the Rural Cooperative Youth…


Pay It Forward April 2020

Customer Service Representative Edwenia Earle-Nelson paid forward $500 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries, or AIM. AIM is a non-profit organization founded by churches to meet the needs of struggling individuals and families in Anderson County through job, housing, hunger, and crisis programs. Their mission is “Connecting people with support, resources, and education so they can empower…


Beware of Covid-19 scams

A pandemic like COVID-19 creates opportunities for utility scams as criminals prey upon their victims’ fears. Scammers may threaten you with everything from legal action to turning off power to your home. Utility scams can involve an individual posing as an employee of Laurens Electric Cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to…


Tips for Entertaining Kids During Social Distancing

Social Distancing can be hard on anyone, but it is especially challenging for young kids (and their parents!). What can you do when school is out, and you need to stay home? Here are some tips on how you can destroy boredom and keep your kids entertained! Keep Them Moving Kids need to exercise, too!…


6 Ways to Make Your Home Office Energy Efficient

Working from home, even on a temporary basis, may increase your energy use. It means that you’re spending more time using a computer, lights and other appliances at home instead of in your workplace. But by improving the energy efficiency of your home office equipment, you can save on energy costs without hampering your productivity….


Frank Harling Pays It Forward to COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Financial Accountant Frank Harling paid forward $500 to the United Way of Greenville County COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. According to the web site unitedwaygc.org/response, United Way is coordinating services with local nonprofits and community leaders to provide support for Greenville County’s most vulnerable neighbors during this critical time, such as food, shelter and access to…


Laurens Electric to open call center Saturday from 10am – 2pm

During this time of uncertainty, when many members are staying in or working from home, reliable electric service is more important than ever. We have implemented several steps to ensure you have the service you need, while working to protect the health and safety of our workforce and our community. Extended business hours On Saturday,…


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…