Economic Development

Energy Pricing & Services

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc’s. (PDEC) energy pricing and services contribute to the growth of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Our energy pricing and services can be customized to fit your business, and our competitiveness keeps us at the front of other energy providers.

We Can Customize

In the past few years PDEC has created many new rates and rate riders for industry and commerce. The rates allow us to offer wholesale power, as well as real-time and time-of-use pricing that are applicable to industry of all types. This provides us the opportunity to customize our rate and rate rider applications, contracts and energy services to meet the needs of our customers.

Power System Components and Reliability

PDEC is part of the South Carolina Power Team. This team includes the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) as the electric generating utility and Central Electric Power Cooperative as the transmission company. Working together, this power team has built an unbeatable combination of affordable, reliable power and customer service to benefit our member-owners.  The team maintains and operates the largest power delivery system in South Carolina, combined with the local service to respond to all of your power needs.


PDEC serves large industrial and distribution accounts on its Cost=of-Service Schedule for large industrial power service. This rate incorporates the billing determinants of the wholesale power rate P1 or IL-4. This rate is a “cost-of-service” rate, which essentially allows the customer to purchase capacity and energy at wholesale prices. The IL-4 rate is designed for very large customers served directly off the bulk transmission system by a sub-station built exclusively for the single customer’s use. The P1 rate is designed for somewhat smaller industrial or distribution customers who are served through an existing substation.

PDEC offers two significant power cost savings to reduce the demand-related charges for large industrial and distribution customers.

These are:

  • Determination of Billing Demand. Unlike other electric utilities, PDEC uses a unique method to measure actual demand for billing, which will save the large power consumer between 10%-15% on demand-related costs.
  • Time of Demand Measurement. The actual demand of a large power user is not measured at the actual highest peak demand, but is measured at our cooperative combined system peak. Consequently, the large power user has the means to minimize power costs by internally managing electrical demand during the co-incidental system peak.


As your full-service energy provider, PDEC offers services in the field of energy efficiency and local management system design, and will provide energy audits to ensure the facility continues to operate in an energy efficient and cost effective manner.

Other special services and programs include energy consulting, preventive maintenance, bill consolidation, financing and equipment maintenance.  While some of these services are provided at no cost, any charge for programs and services are billed at the actual cost because PDEC  is a not-for-profit electric distribution utility.

Getting Further Information

Once you determine your project’s electric demand, energy use and operating profile, we can walk you through applicable rate options.