Cooperative sends help to Virginia in wake of storms
Berkeley Electric Cooperative is sending crews to assist Southside Electric Cooperative in Crewe, Virginia in restoring power to over 18,000 members in the wake of last week’s storms. Thousands of homes and businesses lost power and several structures were damaged Thursday afternoon after a strong storm system moved through the Roanoke and New River valleys with winds reaching 70 mph.
Berkeley Electric is dispatching two line crews, a service crew and a mechanic to assist with the restoration efforts. Crews from Berkeley Electric will be able to begin immediately restoring power upon arrival because electric cooperatives use similar construction techniques to build their distribution systems.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative is the largest electric cooperative in South Carolina.
Headquartered in Moncks Corner, BEC has approximately 250 employees and serves over 85,000 members in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties with district offices in Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, Johns Island and Awendaw.