REGION: Pee Dee Electric named ‘5-Star Co-op’ by National Trade Association

Published 1:39 pm Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Pee Dee Electric announced that it has been named a “5-Star Co-op” by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The 5-star designation recognizes Pee Dee Electric’s high level of participation in Co-ops Vote, a national get-out-the-vote campaign. The non-partisan campaign seeks to engage voters and boost voter turnout in areas served by electric co-ops all across the country.

“Presidential elections aren’t the only ones that matter,” said Donnie Spivey, CEO and executive vice president. “State and local elections have a huge impact on our day to day lives in the communities we serve. We’re honored to be recognized by NRECA.”

“Electric cooperatives play a unique and special role as a voice in their communities,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Elections are important, especially in rural areas, and Pee Dee Electric has used the Co-ops Vote program to increase awareness of our civic duty on Election Day, and every day. I’m pleased to congratulate them on this accomplishment as they make a real difference in the communities they serve.”

The Co-ops Vote program can make a difference in our community. More information on Co-ops Vote is available at

NRECA is the service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. With 42 million members in 48 states, electric co-ops can stand together as a powerful voice in this year’s elections.

Pee Dee Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative whose goal is to provide reliable, dependable electric service for its members while focusing on value, quality customer service, and enhancing life in the communities it serves. Pee Dee’s service area consists of Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties. For more about Pee Dee Electric, visit