Making a Difference

2014 Annual Meeting

Thanks to the 5,000 Laurens Electric Cooperative members, family and friends who attended our annual meeting June 7. If you couldn’t be there, here’s a quick recap:

  • The average power use per consumer has actually decreased in the past year despite extreme weather. As a not-for-profit co-op that puts service first, we see this as good news. It means members are taking advantage of the energy efficiency tools and information we make available. We want to help you save. Visit our website for tips and special programs.
  • One factor in your bills that we can’t control is government regulation. At the meeting, dozens of members joined our campaign to underscore our concerns about pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations. These rules could increase costs by 50 percent. If you haven’t already, go to to add your voice.
  • In the board elections, members re-elected unopposed incumbents Mitchell Power (District 9) and Charles Adair (District 4). Marcus E. (Marty) Cook defeated Charles A. Wallace in the District 7 race, earning the seat held by his father, Marcus Cook, for over 39 years.

For the past 75 years, it’s been our honor at Laurens Electric to serve you. We hope to see you at next year’s meeting.

Click here to view photos of the 2014 Annual Meeting

Click here to download the PDF of our 2013 Annual Report