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February 21 application deadline for two great opportunities for students!

combined_WYT_CYS_verticalElectric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour for High School Juniors:  Experience Washington D.C. with nearly 1500 high school juniors from across South Carolina and the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights.

Cooperative Youth Summit for High School Sophomores: Experience South Carolina’s capital like never before! Tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future. Plus, there’s plenty of time to visit Columbia’s popular attractions, including Riverbanks Zoo!

A personal interview is part of the selection process for all Horry Electric representatives. Study materials are sent to nominated students well in advance of the date scheduled for the process of selecting the four sophomore representatives Cooperative Youth Summit and the four junior representatives for Washington Youth Tour.

youth tour adApplications are available in an online submission format for the Cooperative Youth Summit and for the Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour.

You can also download a copy of the 2020 Youth Summit application or the 2020 Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour application and submit them in paper form.

Find out more

Horry Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour Coordinator is Toni Gore, who can be reached at 843.369.6359 or toni.gore@horryelectric.com

 

We want to hear from you

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JANUARY 2020 as printed in South Carolina Living Magazine

Daniel B. Shelley, III
Executive Vice President and CEO

WE LIVE in a device-driven world. Our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and an assortment of other devices help us communicate and connect. Companies spend billions pushing out a steady drumbeat of messages and information, and we are constantly bombarded with one-way communication. But is anyone listening on the other end?

At Horry Electric Cooperative, we are not only listening, but we are also eager to hear from you. Whether you text us, respond to a survey or social media post, send an email, or simply stop by and chat in person, we thrive on your feedback. Connecting with you helps us keep pace with our community’s priorities and needs.

Because we are a cooperative, we have a different way of operating. Horry Electric exists to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to you, the members of the co-op. Equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of the members we serve. We hope you
will consider us not only your energy provider and advisors but also as a local
business that supports this community and powers economic development and
prosperity for the people.

We believe communication is two-way. We provide a lot of information in a variety of ways including text messaging, South Carolina Living magazine, several social media channels and even periodic email blasts. We ask for and invite feedback through all of those channels, as well as in person and by phone.we are social

We also conduct The Cooperative Difference Survey each year to gather feedback so we can plan for new initiatives, technical upgrades and improvements on existing co-op programs and services. Our planning is led by local members just like you who understand the needs of the community and are looking out for the long-term
interests of the larger community.

We are in the midst of significant changes in the energy sector, as technology and the drive for more renewables and a more balanced energy mix is impacting long-term planning. These are complex issues that we will be navigating in the coming years. This is why it’s so important that we hear from you and other community members as we plot our course for the future. We can only improve, adapt and effectively plan for the future if we have two-way communication.

For our co-op and community to thrive now and in the future, we depend on hearing from you. I hope you will connect with us and let us know your perspective. We’re listening.

Energy use on Thanksgiving and Black Friday different from typical weekdays

Did you know that hourly electricity use on Thanksgiving and the following day (Black Friday) tend to have different demand patterns from other weekdays?

Peaks in electricity demand result from simultaneous electricity use in the residential and commercial sectors.

On the HORRY ELECTRIC system, demand peaks during Winter months are typically early in the mornings (6-9 am). In Summer months, the peak is in the early evenings (4-7 pm).

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, on Thanksgiving Day, residential electricity demand tends to be highest late morning, as families cook meals and gather to celebrate the holiday. And because most businesses are closed, overall electricity demand on Thanksgiving Day tends to be lower.

Weekend days tend to have different electricity use patterns, as the total demand is typically much lower than on a weekday. Unlike most Fridays, Black Friday’s electricity demand closely resembles weekend electricity demand patterns.

We don’t expect to have a Beat the Peak event during the holiday weekend, but it’s always a good idea to monitor your energy use!

Beware of scammers!

Many electric, water, and natural gas customers throughout the country are being targeted by impostor utility scams each day. Scammers typically use phone, in-person, and online tactics to target customers. Raising awareness and educating utility customers about scams is Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) top priority. UUAS will continue to help spread awareness of the suspicious behaviors and the evolving tactics that scammers use to target victims.

ALWAYS CALL HORRY ELECTRIC AT 843.369.2211 TO CHECK ON YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF A CALLER OR IDENTITY OF A SERVICE WORKER! Please also call to report any suspicious activity.

Download a handy guide to imposter utility scams created by UUAS at http://www.utilitiesunited.org/Documents/Guide_UUAS_Guide_Utility_Scams.pdf

November edition of your magazine is here!

The November 2019   edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It was delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members earlier this month. It is a combination of November/December news and is the last for 2019. You can look forward to the next edition of the publication in January 2020.

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!

Magazine cover for NovemberThe November 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column – Looking forward to 2020; Continuing to grow strong, not just in size
  • Various co-op news: W.I.R.E. Scholarship Winner; Employee recognized as Quiet Kiwanian; water heater program promotions and notification of special medical needs.
  • Season’s Greetings from us to you: May the spirit of the season power you throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  • Co-op awards teachers $10,000 in grants through the Bright Ideas program.
  • How to become a trustee of Horry Electric Cooperative and the 2020 Time Schedule for the Annual Meeting.

October edition of SCL is online now!

horry cover october 2019The October 2019 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It was delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members earlier this month.

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 October 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column –October is for awareness
  • Beat the Peak – could lead to extra holiday cash and Winter tips from your Trusted Energy Advisors
  • Hurricane Dorian THANK YOU
  • A lucky break: ‘Anyone can play’, featuring our very own Pat Johnson from our billing department
  • The never-ending battle of cybersecurity: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 

September 2019 SCL – Horry edition is online!

september 2019 coverThe September 2019 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It will be delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members this weekend.

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 September 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column – Are you cybersecure? We’ll be raising awareness in October.
  • Trio digs into abnormally high energy use/Home Energy Advisor
  • The importance of a lineman’s gear – It’s so we can go home to our families
  • Prayer for grace and mercies – a continuation of our series on the Local People Serving You at Horry Electric; Kolton Wade
  • Cooperative Youth Summit: A look into co-ops from the perspective of our student representatives