Lynches River Electric Cooperative was organized in 1939 to provide electricity to citizens in rural areas where electric energy was not currently available.

In the 1930's, private power companies were not interested in serving remote areas. It was more profitable for them to serve primarily towns and along main highways.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration in response to the needs of rural citizens. Early cooperative incorporators were required to collect a $5 membership fee from those choosing to become part of the cooperative. A right-of-way easement and three members per mile of power line were essential in an area before plans were made to build a power line.

The first power lines were energized in late 1939 with approximately 710 original members and 175 miles of line.

Today, Lynches River is the area's leading provider of reliable electric energy and services. With over 20,000 consumers, Lynches River is the 13th largest electric co-op in South Carolina.

Lynches River Electric Cooperative serves Chesterfield, Kershaw and Lancaster counties.


Lynches River is always Looking Out For You, and to do so we have several methods you can use to contact our office.

By Phone:

Our Toll-Free number is: 1.800.922.3486
Local contact number is: 1.843.672.6111

For Outage Calls:

Our outage calls are handled by our Automated Outage Reporting System. You can reach it by dialing 1.843.675.LREC (5732) or 1.866.675.LREC (5732). Your outage will be recorded and servicemen will be immediately dispatched to restore the power as quickly as possible. Please make sure that your phone number is correctly on record.

Remote Payment Sites:

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By Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 308
Pageland, SC 29728

In Person:

707 South Arant Street
Pageland, SC 29728 

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