We have learned that a member was recently the target of a telephone scam involving the green dot MoneyPak. An individual pretending to be from Aiken Electric calls and advises the member that their service will be disconnected unless a payment is made right away. To avoid disconnection, the member is instructed to purchase a green dot MoneyPak, told to call back a number provided by the scammer and give the receipt and MoneyPak numbers. The scammer is then granted access to the MoneyPak account. Aiken Electric NEVER asks our members to buy a MoneyPak, and members receive several notices prior to disconnection of service. Do not give out account numbers, card numbers, phone numbers or other personal information to callers. If you receive any call that you suspect may be a scam, please report all information concerning the call to your local authorities.
Liberty and a better life for all
Every July, we take time to reflect on our country’s history and remember how the actions of a few helped shape the way we live today. I think back on the rich history of the electric cooperative movement and how a small group of determined individuals were able to improve their quality of life and the quality of life for all those who would come after them.
Every day, Aiken Electric Cooperative members and employees pay homage to the legacy of our cooperative founders. And, because we are a part of an electric cooperative, we know we have the power to impact our present and shape the future, just like those who came before us.
Through grassroots advocacy efforts, we help influence policy decisions that will affect our communities now and for years to come. We are the catalyst for change in our communities. We leverage our collective power to get things done. We’re looking forward to hosting United Way of Aiken County’s School Tools program in August, where we collect and distribute thousands of school supplies to area teachers for students in need.
We work together, partnering with other co-ops, local businesses and community organizers to achieve economic development goals. Creating better opportunities and increasing the quality of life for our families and communities—just as our founding co-op members did.
Cooperatives are helping to build the next generation of leadership through our Youth Tour programs; sending high school students to Washington, D.C., to meet with law makers and get an up-close view of how our government functions. Our seven Youth Tour participants leave our nation’s capital feeling energized. It inspires them to make a difference in their communities and gives them a new perspective.
All of these things, plus so much more, are what make up the cooperative difference. This Fourth of July, as we think about the future of electric cooperatives, Aiken Electric Cooperative remembers what it took to bring power to our communities and let the determination of those who came before us, guide us.
Gary L. Stooksbury
Chief Executive Officer
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Due to the Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions on coal-fired generation plants, your electric bill could increase by over 50%. We invest in nuclear and renewable forms of energy but coal is key to keeping electric bills affordable.
HELP US SEND A MESSAGE TO THE EPA THAT WE WANT TO KEEP POWER AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE! Go to www.action.coop
Register at action.coop now, select Aiken Electric Cooperative as your South Carolina Cooperative. Join the cooperative action network and urge the EPA to work with us on an “all of the above” plan that will help protect the environment while maintaining affordable and reliable electric service for our members. It won’t take a minute but it will make a difference!
As always, we will never share or sell your information. We encourage you to share this message with your friends. Thank you.
Gary L. Stooksbury
Chief Executive Officer
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