Central Welcomes New Senior Vice President

Marcus Harris

Columbia, S.C. — Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. is excited to announce the hiring of Marcus Harris, P.E., as our new Senior Vice President of Planning and Power Supply. With an extensive background in the electric power industry, Harris is well-positioned to enhance the ongoing growth and success of Central. Central’s member-cooperatives serve more than 940,000 electric meters across 79,000 miles of power lines covering 70% of the state’s landmass.

Bringing a distinguished career in the electric utility sector, Harris has previously served as the CEO of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (KEPCO). His proven track record in executive leadership and management reflects his unwavering commitment to advancing the energy industry.

"We are thrilled to welcome Marcus Harris to our team as the new Senior Vice President of Planning and Power Supply," said Rob Hochstetler, President and CEO of Central. "His exceptional leadership, industry knowledge, and commitment to innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy for our members and communities."

Harris currently resides in Lexington, South Carolina, with his wife, Allison. He expressed his enthusiasm about joining the Central team. “I am eager to contribute to the cooperative’s mission and collaborate with the talented professionals here to provide exceptional service to our members while embracing new opportunities in the evolving energy landscape,” Harris said.

About Central Electric

Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Central) is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Central was founded in 1948 by the state’s 20 electric distribution cooperatives. These independent, member-owned cooperatives formed Central to purchase and supply their wholesale power in a reliable and cost-effective manner. Central and its member-cooperatives operate in all 46 counties in South Carolina, serving more than 2 million residents.

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