A Little History About Little River Electric Cooperative
An electric cooperative is a private, not-for-profit enterprise owned and operated by the members it serves. LRECI is one of 20 electric cooperatives in South Carolina.
Little River Electric Co-op was founded in 1941 by a group of rural farmers and businessmen who realized that the only way to bring electric power to rural areas in and around Abbeville County was to do it themselves. Our cooperative has grown from serving only a handful of rural homes and farms to active accounts of over 14,000 with electric power delivered across nearly 2,200 miles of line.
LRECI provides dependable and affordable electric service that has helped families and businesses in the area continue to grow and prosper.