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2021 Annual Meeting & Registration

Mark your calendars! Black River Electric Cooperative will hold drive-thru registration for the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at our Sumter office (1121 N. Pike West, Sumter) and on Thursday, April 15, 8 a.m. until noon, at our Camden office (991 State Road 28, Cassatt). Each member voting in person will receive an inverted BREC Umbrella. Remember, YOU MUST BRING YOUR PHOTO ID!

The VIRTUAL Annual Meeting of the Members of Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be held at our corporate office, located at 1121 North Pike West in Sumter, on Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no members will attend in person. 

How are we different than Texas?

We’ve all watched the news and wondered – Could this energy crisis in Texas happen to us? In two words: probably not.  And here’s why. Texas relies heavily on natural gas, and those gas supply systems were restricted due to the extreme cold.  SC relies less on natural gas and has excess supply that is…Continue Reading

Washington Youth Tour

Calling all high school sophomores and juniors in our service area! Black River will once again sponsor students to attend the Virtual Youth Experience, and we hope you will apply! Apply now for the Virtual Youth Experience to:• Meet with state and federal leaders• Compete for $5,000 scholarships• Connect with young people from across South…Continue Reading

Closed for MLK Day Holiday

Black River Electric Cooperative will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. If you experience an outage while we are closed, please use our mobile app to report the outage or call 1-844-431-BREC (2732). For payments, please call 1-866-731-BREC (2732). Social Media sites are not manned for outage reports. Have…Continue Reading

Christmas Closings

Black River Electric Cooperative will be closed Thursday & Friday, Dec. 24 & 25, for the Christmas holiday weekend, and Jan. 1, 2021. If you experience an outage while we are closed, please use our mobile app to report the outage or call 1-844-431-BREC (2732). For payments, please call 1-866-731-BREC (2732). Social Media sites are…Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Holidays

Black River Electric Cooperative will be closed Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 & 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you experience an outage while we are closed, please use our mobile app to report the outage or call 1-844-431-BREC (2732). For payments, please call 1-866-731-BREC (2732). Social Media sites are not manned for outage…Continue Reading

And the winners are …

And the winners are….The Grand Prize – Husqvarna Riding Lawnmower – Tim Alsbrooks of Old Manning Road, Sumter. We will be in touch tomorrow to hook you up with this fabulous prize! Other winners include: The 43-inch TV (3) – Donald McCaskill of Bethune, Deborah Reed of Rembert and Shirley P. Brunson of Geddings Road,…Continue Reading

2020 Voting & Annual Meeting

Black River Electric Cooperative will hold drive-thru registration for the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at our Sumter office (1121 N. Pike West, Sumter) and on Thursday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m.until noon, at our Camden office (991 State Road 28, Cassatt).Each member voting in person will receive…Continue Reading