Company Overview, Mission Statement, & Company Values
Founded in 1912, Lockhart Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility located in the Upstate of South Carolina. We provide cost-effective and reliable electric power generation, transmission, distribution and lighting services to a range of residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers. Our service area spans portions of five South Carolina counties: Spartanburg, Union, Cherokee, Chester and York.
We began generating renewable hydroelectric power in 1920, and nearly 100% of Lockhart Power’s current electric generation is derived from renewable resources, including hydroelectric and landfill gas generated power. Recently, we have dramatically expanded, and continue to expand, our number of renewable energy generating plants, demonstrating our continuing commitment to sustainability.
To safely provide customers with reliable, high quality and cost-effective power while addressing their needs quickly and courteously. We will do this in an ethical and environmentally conscious manner while maintaining a high level of employee morale as we pursue profitable growth opportunities.
Safety – We are committed to preserving the safety of our employees and the public, and it is our core belief that all accidents are preventable.
Develop and Engage Employees – We treat our employees as family and our work environment is built on trust, communication, continuous improvement, and accountability. We offer opportunities for growth and development through a performance culture that empowers our employees and drives results through collaboration.
Customer Commitment – Lockhart Power continually strives to keep the interests of our customers in mind in every decision that we make. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service, addressing customers’ needs quickly and courteously.
Reliability, High Quality, and Cost-Effectiveness – Our company’s rates are among the lowest in South Carolina, and we provide power services that our customers can depend on.
Integrity – Demonstrating integrity in all of our interactions with stakeholders is at the heart of our business.
Environmental Consciousness – We have one of the strongest commitments to renewable energy of any utility in the world, with virtually all of our own generated energy derived from renewable resources. We are also dedicated to operating our facilities in a manner that protects the quality of our environment.
Desire to Pursue Win-Win Growth Opportunities – We continue to search for opportunities to grow our business in a manner that benefits our customers and our community.