A social security number AND government issued identification are required to complete this online application. If you are lacking either, please call our office at (803) 276-1121; option 3.
Once submitted, this application will be transmitted to a member service representative for review. We will contact you either by email or phone to provide additional instructions and/or to notify you of any deposits or fees associated with connecting this service.
Any applications received on weekends, holidays or after business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) will be reviewed on the next business day.
New members are required to pay a $5 membership fee.
A deposit may be required for each new account. A residential deposit is $195. A non-residential or commercial deposit is equal to twice the average month's bill. The membership fee and/or deposit will be applied to any member’s account that has been disconnected and final billed.
The only exception to this policy is as follows:
Security Deposit may be waived provided:
Please review the following terms and conditions to indicate you are in agreement.
The undersigned (thereinafter called the "applicant") hereby applies for membership in, and agrees to purchase electric energy from Newberry Electric Cooperative, Inc. (thereinafter called the "Cooperative") upon the following terms and conditions:
The applicant will pay to the co-op the sum of $5.00, which, if this application is accepted by the co-op, will constitute the applicants membership fee. The applicant further agrees that any amounts owing the co-op will be deducted from the fee before refund is made.
The applicant will, when electric energy becomes available and the meter installed, purchase from the co-op all electric energy used on the premises described below and will pay therefore monthly rates which will be fixed by the board of trustees for the co-op. The applicant will pay a bill of at least $20.00 per month regardless of whether any kilowatt hours are consumed or not.The applicant agrees that failure to pay the co-op monthly by a date specified by the co-op, for electric energy used and billed at the adopted rate schedule applicable to the applicant’s classification, shall be cause for the co-op to discontinue service without further notice of any kind and that the co-op will not be held liable for damage to food, equipment, property, livestock, poultry, individuals or otherwise as a result of the discontinuance of service.
The applicant will comply with and be bound by the provisions of the charter and by-laws of the co-op of which the applicant will be a member, and such rules and regulations as may be, from time to time, adopted by the co-op. the acceptance by the co-op shall constitute an agreement between the applicant and the co-op, and the contract for electric service shall continue in force from the date service is made available by the co-op to the applicant, until cancelled by request of the applicant or because applicant failed to abide by the rules and regulations of the co-op.
The applicant requests and authorizes the co-op’s board of trustees to subscribe to Living In South Carolina magazine on their behalf and authorizes the subscription price thereof to be deducted from any funds accruing in their favor, so as to reduce such funds in the same manner as would any other expense of the co-op.
Applicant agrees to purchase electric energy for his use only and not for resale purposes, without written permission of Newberry Electric Cooperative, Inc., at fees to be based on type of service rendered according to the Cooperative’s schedule of rates and services found in the Service Rules and Regulations of the Cooperative. Electric service will be provided to the location shown above and the applicant will pay a minimum bill each month regardless of the number of kilowatt hours consumed.
The Owner and Applicant warrant that the premises will be, or has been, wired in accordance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code, and releases the Cooperative from any and all liability of every kind and nature for damage which may occur from defective wiring of the premises or failure to inspect the wiring, and hereby agrees to hold the Cooperative harmless from any and all such liability.
All required county inspections must be completed prior to connecting your permanent electric service.
The Owner and Applicant covenant and agree not to erect or construct or to permit the erection or construction of any shed, structure or building under, over or in close proximity to the power lines of the Cooperative, and if any such structure is so erected, the Owner and Applicant hereby agree to assume and discharge any liability or damages that may result.
The Applicant will comply with and be bound by the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Cooperative, and the Service Rules and Regulations and rates, as adopted by the Cooperative.
In consideration of providing electricity to me (us), I (we) hereby grant unto the Cooperative, its Successors and Assigns the exclusive right to place, install construct, replace, alter, maintain, patrol, use, utilize, rebuild, inspect, repair, remove, and operate one or more overhead or underground lines for the transmission and distribution of electric energy, communications, television, voice or data transmission and distribution or similar purposes, consisting of any or all of the following: supporting structures, poles, cross arms, overhead and underground conductors, overhead or underground wires and cables (including fiber optic cable), apparatus and appliances and other accessory apparatus and equipment deemed by the Cooperative, its successors, licensees, or as reasonably reported to serve me (us) and other Cooperative members.
In the event I (we) fail to pay the amounts due for my (our) electric service as required by the Cooperative’s Service Rules and Regulations and terms of the invoice, I (we) understand and agree I (we) may be charged a late fee and disconnect/reconnect fees as provided in the Cooperative’s Service Rules and Regulations. In the event the Cooperative uses an attorney or collection agency to collect past due amounts owed by me (us) for electric service, I (we) understand and agree that the Cooperative may collect from me (us) any reasonable costs of collection and attorneys’ fees. I (we) further agree that any amounts owed to the Cooperative by any person residing with me (us) at the location given above may be transferred to and collected from my (our) account, including any interest and penalties or fees due, in order to receive said service.
I warrant that the above information for the purpose of obtaining electric service is true and complete. I also agree to receive and pay for said service in accordance with applicable rate schedules and service regulations of the Cooperative. It is agreed that the Cooperative reserves the right to discontinue service in case of violation of any terms or for falsification of any of the above information.