June edition of SCL is online now!

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Image of Horry Electric edition of South Carolina Living magazine for June 2020.

The June 2020 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It will be delivered to mailboxes of subscribing members soon!

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The June 2020 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column– Coronavirus response continues; Lobbies reopening and how Horry Electric is working to get back to business.
  • Home Energy Advisor pinpoints ways to save: Horry Electric’s online tools are available to help members monitor their energy use and find ways to save money and energy.
  • Restoring service after the storm: How Horry Electric works to restore power after a major outage.
  • ‘I’ll say it a thousand times – It’s a blessing!’: a continuation of our series on the Local People Serving You at Horry Electric: Carluss King.
  • Summer youth trips go virtual: Annual trips cancelled due to COVID-19; How students will still have an unforgettable experience.

May edition of SCL online now!

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Image of Horry Electric edition of South Carolina Living magazine for May 2020.

The May 2020 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It will be delivered to mailboxes of subscribing members soon!

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The May 2020 edition has two pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column– Tough times for all; we’re here for you and we are continuing to look out for you
  • Various co-op news: Military Appreciation Month; A special thank you to our members; Beat the Peak gift card contest

Bright Ideas grant application deadline extended

Bright IdeasHorry Electric is extending the deadline for Bright Ideas grant applications due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The new application deadline for 2020 is August 31, 2020.

“Due to the uncertain times we’re living in, we want to give our teachers extra time to complete their applications,” said Toni Gore, coordinator of the Bright Ideas program.

Bright Ideas is a grant program designed to provide funding for innovative classroom-based educational projects.

Bright Ideas grants are intended to fund projects outside normal public school funding parameters and can be made available to all disciplines in grades K-12 in Horry County. A school may submit an application, and teachers are limited to one application per year. $1,000 is the maximum amount teachers can apply for.

“We encourage any teacher in the district to apply! We would love the opportunity to help fund any project a teacher may want to do for their classroom,” says Gore.

Anyone interested can apply online through our website.

 

Sign up for Bank Draft in May, get entered for a prize drawing!

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Horry Electric is working hard to encourage participation in our FREE Bank Draft program with a limited time offer to new participants.  “A member who qualifies and gets successfully signed up as a Bank Draft participant between May 1 and 11:59 PM on May 31, 2020, will be automatically entered into a prize drawing for one of ten $50 electric bill credits,” says Danny Shelley, executive vice president and CEO.   The bill credits will be awarded to the winning entrants on June 1, 2020.   Contest rules are outlined at the bottom of this blog post.

The Bank Draft program makes paying your electric bill easier. “You can pay your bill on time, every time – without having to write a check,” says Shelley. “It’s the easiest, safest, most convenient and least expensive way to pay your electric bill”.

When a member signs up, Horry Electric will begin automatically drafting the checking or savings account for the amount of the monthly electric bill the following billing period.”You’ll still get statements showing the kWh use and the amount due, but you won’t have to write a check, come to the office, or pay a visit to the night deposit box after hours,” explains Shelley, adding that the amount due is drafted on the bill due date.  “The other big benefit,” he continues, ” is there are no convenience fees!”

Please note that it may take a few days to process a request, so continue to pay the bill until “Bank Draft” appears on the statement you get in the mail.

The limited-time offer is for NEW participants only and Advance Pay participants are not eligible to participate.  The contest rules are outlined below.

The best way to sign up is to visit MyEnergy Online. “We will be creating a couple of videos to demonstrate how to sign up via mobile app or desktop and we will share those as soon as they are ready,” says Shelley. Members may also call Horry Electric during regular business hours at 843.369.2211 to learn more about getting signed up.

How to sign up mobile app version and desktop version.


Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Bank Draft Sign-Up Competition & Prizes
Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

1. No Purchase or Entry Fee Required.

2. Timing. The Bank Draft Sign-Up Competition & Prizes (“Promotion”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 31, 2020 (the “Promotion Period”).

3. Overview. This promotion is a submission contest solely intended for members of Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Cooperative”) who currently are not registered for Bank Draft but who register for Bank Draft during the Promotion Period. Interested parties (the “Entrant” or “Submitter”) may be:

a)     an individual member of the Cooperative (“Entrant”), or

b)     an individual member entering on behalf of a legally-registered organization or association that is a member of the Cooperative (“Submitter”).

Entrants and/or Submitters may sign up for Bank Draft, and ten randomly selected Entrants will be awarded a $50.00 (USD) bill credit on their next bill from the Cooperative.

4. To Enter. Entrants and/or Submitters may enter online by visiting MyEnergy Online to sign up in the member portal; by filling out the online interest form or by calling us at 843.369.2211 during regular business hours. Entrants and/or Submitters must enter only one submission. Entries submitted in violation of the contest entry rules will not be considered [be void]. All entries become the property of the Cooperative and will not be returned. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on May 31, 2020, the official end date of the Promotion Period.

5. Eligibility. Entrant and/or Submitter must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry, and the Entrant and/or Submitter must be a member of the Cooperative.  The following are not eligible to participate: a) officers, directors, and employees of the Cooperative; and b) the immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) of Cooperative employees and household members with whom they may reside (whether related or not); existing members of the Cooperative who are currently registered for Bank Draft; members with poor credit. This Promotion is void outside of South Carolina and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

6. Judging Criteria. Ten winners will be randomly drawn from all properly submitted entries on June 1, 2020.

7. Prize Awarding. The ten winners will be randomly selected and announced on or about June 4, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. The ten winners will be notified in writing that the credit has been applied to their respective accounts.

8. Prizes/Odds. There will be ten (10) prizes awarded: ten $50.00 (USD) statement credits on the member’s next bill from the Cooperative. Odds of winning will be based on a random drawing from the total group of eligible submissions.

9. Terms/Conditions.

a)     By submitting an entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she is a member of a South Carolina Electric Cooperative;
b)     By submitting an entry, Submitter warrants and represents that he/she registered a legally-registered organization or association that is a member of the Cooperative;
c)     The Cooperative reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time in the event the Cooperative determines, in its sole discretion, that the submission is inappropriate, not in keeping with Cooperative’s image, or that an Entrant or Submitter has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions;
d)     By claiming a prize, the winner agrees that the Cooperative, and its officers, employees, members, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies, [do not have any] have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to participation in this Promotion, or from acceptance or use/misuse of any prize offered;
e)     Acceptance of a prize shall constitute the winner’s agreement that the Cooperative or its agent(s) may use and/or display the winner’s name, address (city, state only), likeness, entry (and content) and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes, without further consideration, except where prohibited by law;
f)     You agree to release Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platform and acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platform;
g)     All taxes on prizes (if applicable) are the sole responsibility of the winner;
h)     Prizes are not transferable or assignable, except to a surviving spouse, or at the sole discretion of the Cooperative.

10. Direct Marketing. By entering the Promotion, Entrant acknowledges that he/she may receive various marketing or other information from the Cooperative or its affiliated member electric cooperatives regarding their products or services. If an Entrant does not desire to receive this information, an Entrant may opt out by calling 843.369.2211 or emailing Service@horryelectric.com

11. Sponsor. Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2774 Cultra Road, Conway, SC 29526.

Void outside of South Carolina and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

April Annual Meeting edition of SCL online now!

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Image of Horry Electric edition of South Carolina Living magazine for April 2020.

The April 2020 Annual Meeting edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It was delivered to the mailboxes of all Horry Electric members on record as of the end of March. This edition contains IMPORTANT information concerning the Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Please read Page 4 thoroughly.

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, a list of festivals and events, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The April 2020 edition has 10 pages dedicated to Annual Meeting news from your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Annual Meeting countdown; Slight adjustments needed. IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
  • Official notice of Annual Meeting: Official notice of Annual Meeting; Agenda; Registration map; Grand prize/gift information.
  • Capital Credits: Co-op returning $3 million in capital credits to members by end of April.
  • 2019 Financial View: A breakdown of the numbers; Comparative operating statistics.
  • Board of Trustees: Meet your Board of Trustees; Read more about the board candidates up for re-election.
  • Notice of proposed bylaw amendments: Members to vote on changes to work toward compliance with a governance law passed by the  S.C. General Assembly in 2019.
  • Various co-op news: How to navigate the MyEnergy Online portal; Apply now for Jenny Ballard W.I.R.E. scholarship; Update your information.

Sign up for Bank Draft, get entered for a prize drawing!

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Horry Electric is working hard to encourage participation in our FREE Bank Draft program with a limited time offer to new participants.  “A member who qualifies and gets successfully signed up as a Bank Draft participant between April 1 and 11:59 PM on April 30, 2020, will be automatically entered into a prize drawing for one of ten $50 electric bill credits,” says Danny Shelley, executive vice president and CEO.   The bill credits will be awarded to the winning entrants on May 1, 2020.   Contest rules are outlined at the bottom of this blog post.

The Bank Draft program makes paying your electric bill easier. “You can pay your bill on time, every time – without having to write a check,” says Shelley. “It’s the easiest, safest, most convenient and least expensive way to pay your electric bill”.

When a member signs up, Horry Electric will begin automatically drafting the checking or savings account for the amount of the monthly electric bill the following billing period.”You’ll still get statements showing the kWh use and the amount due, but you won’t have to write a check, come to the office, or pay a visit to the night deposit box after hours,” explains Shelley, adding that the amount due is drafted on the bill due date.  “The other big benefit,” he continues, ” is there are no convenience fees!”

Please note that it may take a few days to process a request, so continue to pay the bill until “Bank Draft” appears on the statement you get in the mail.

The limited-time offer is for NEW participants only and Advance Pay participants are not eligible to participate.  The contest rules are outlined below.

The best way to sign up is to visit MyEnergy Online. “We will be creating a couple of videos to demonstrate how to sign up via mobile app or desktop and we will share those as soon as they are ready,” says Shelley. Members may also call Horry Electric during regular business hours at 843.369.2211 to learn more about getting signed up.

How to sign up mobile app version and desktop version.


Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Bank Draft Sign-Up Competition & Prizes
Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

1. No Purchase or Entry Fee Required.

2. Timing. The Bank Draft Sign-Up Competition & Prizes (“Promotion”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2020 (the “Promotion Period”).

3. Overview. This promotion is a submission contest solely intended for members of Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Cooperative”) who currently are not registered for Bank Draft but who register for Bank Draft during the Promotion Period. Interested parties (the “Entrant” or “Submitter”) may be:

a)     an individual member of the Cooperative (“Entrant”), or

b)     an individual member entering on behalf of a legally-registered organization or association that is a member of the Cooperative (“Submitter”).

Entrants and/or Submitters may sign up for Bank Draft, and ten randomly selected Entrants will be awarded a $50.00 (USD) bill credit on their next bill from the Cooperative.

4. To Enter. Entrants and/or Submitters may enter online by visiting MyEnergy Online to sign up in the member portal; by filling out the online interest form or by calling us at 843.369.2211 during regular business hours. Entrants and/or Submitters must enter only one submission. Entries submitted in violation of the contest entry rules will not be considered [be void]. All entries become the property of the Cooperative and will not be returned. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2020, the official end date of the Promotion Period.

5. Eligibility. Entrant and/or Submitter must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry, and the Entrant and/or Submitter must be a member of the Cooperative.  The following are not eligible to participate: a) officers, directors, and employees of the Cooperative; and b) the immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) of Cooperative employees and household members with whom they may reside (whether related or not); existing members of the Cooperative who are currently registered for Bank Draft; members with poor credit. This Promotion is void outside of South Carolina and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

6. Judging Criteria. Ten winners will be randomly drawn from all properly submitted entries on May 1, 2020.

7. Prize Awarding. The ten winners will be randomly selected and announced on or about May 4, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. The ten winners will be notified in writing that the credit has been applied to their respective accounts.

8. Prizes/Odds. There will be ten (10) prizes awarded: ten $50.00 (USD) statement credits on the member’s next bill from the Cooperative. Odds of winning will be based on a random drawing from the total group of eligible submissions.

9. Terms/Conditions.

a)     By submitting an entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she is a member of a South Carolina Electric Cooperative;
b)     By submitting an entry, Submitter warrants and represents that he/she registered a legally-registered organization or association that is a member of the Cooperative;
c)     The Cooperative reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time in the event the Cooperative determines, in its sole discretion, that the submission is inappropriate, not in keeping with Cooperative’s image, or that an Entrant or Submitter has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions;
d)     By claiming a prize, the winner agrees that the Cooperative, and its officers, employees, members, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies, [do not have any] have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to participation in this Promotion, or from acceptance or use/misuse of any prize offered;
e)     Acceptance of a prize shall constitute the winner’s agreement that the Cooperative or its agent(s) may use and/or display the winner’s name, address (city, state only), likeness, entry (and content) and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes, without further consideration, except where prohibited by law;
f)     You agree to release Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platform and acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platform;
g)     All taxes on prizes (if applicable) are the sole responsibility of the winner;
h)     Prizes are not transferable or assignable, except to a surviving spouse, or at the sole discretion of the Cooperative.

10. Direct Marketing. By entering the Promotion, Entrant acknowledges that he/she may receive various marketing or other information from the Cooperative or its affiliated member electric cooperatives regarding their products or services. If an Entrant does not desire to receive this information, an Entrant may opt out by calling 843.369.2211 or emailing Service@horryelectric.com

11. Sponsor. Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2774 Cultra Road, Conway, SC 29526.

Void outside of South Carolina and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Co-op returning $3 million in capital credits to members

Capital CreditsNot many businesses pay you for buying something you wouldn’t want to live without, but electric cooperatives do!

This year, members of Horry Electric Cooperative will be receiving a portion of the capital credits assignment for 2003, 2004 and/or 2019.

The allowable retirement this year is $3,542,770.07 less $500,000 in estate payments. The total amount being distributed is $3,042,770.07, which includes the $1,203,283.67 balance of 2003, $1,537,486.40 balance of 2004 and $300,000 of 2019.

  • If you were a member in 2019, you will receive 1.34% of your 2019 assignment.
  • If you were a member in 2003 or 2004, you will receive the remaining unretired balance of your assignment for that year.

Capital credit disbursements are made by the end of April. Due to the expense of processing and issuing checks, members with refunds in amounts less than $25 will see a credit on their electric bill.

All refunds below $25  will be credited to the accounts of eligible active members when the account bills in April.

Members can calculate the approximate amount of their 2019 allocation and disbursement by using the chart shown below. It was designed to help members calculate and estimate what their capital credit check or electric bill credit might be.

allocation calculation