Berkeley Electric Cooperative will hold the grand opening and dedication of its new Awendaw district office 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Cooperative members can tour the new 15,000-square-foot facility at 7200 Highway 17 N., which includes a community room and police substation. The building replaces the former office which closed in April.

“With the continued growth in the Mount Pleasant and Awendaw areas, our existing facility was rapidly becoming too small to serve our members properly,” said Dwayne Cartwright, BEC president and CEO.

The district covers territory from Awendaw in Charleston County to Jamestown in Berkeley County.

Berkeley Electric is the largest electric cooperative in South Carolina. Headquartered in Moncks Corner, it employs about 250 and serves more than 85,000 members in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Its district offices are in Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, Johns Island and Awendaw.