Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op sends crews to help South Carolina Co-op restore power
NEW BERN, Craven - Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op sent a team of six linemen and three trucks, as well as contract crews from T&D Construction, to help restore power to roughly 3,000 members of Aiken Electric Cooperative in western South Carolina on Tuesday, September 12, in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Situated between Augusta, Georgia, and Columbia, South Carolina, AEC sustained downed trees and power lines across its service territory, cutting power to about 8,700 members at the peak of the storm. "Cooperation among cooperatives is one of our guiding principles," said CCEC Chief Operating Officer Jake Joplin. "We receive a lot of aide during hurricanes, so we know how important it is to get crews to help out."