South Carolina high school teachers and guidance counselors, you have a chance to apply for an unforgettable experience! The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina are searching for chaperones to join high school students on Washington Youth Tour and on the Cooperative Youth Summit in 2020.
Washington Youth Tour: Explore Washington, D.C. with over 1,500 high school juniors from across the country, meeting lawmakers and touring the sights!
Cooperative Youth Summit: Experience South Carolina’s capital by touring the Statehouse, meeting lawmakers, and seeing how co-ops are preparing for the future!
Click here to apply to be a chaperone for one or both trips! You must be a current high school teacher or guidance counselor. If you’re selected, South Carolina’s electric cooperatives will pay for your transportation, hotel stay, exhibit admissions and three meals a day. It’s all free!
The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact Horry Electric’s Youth Tour Coordinator Toni Gore at 843-369-6359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!
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
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!
The 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.
Fall is here, putting those triple digit temperatures in the rearview mirror. As temperatures start to fall, Horry Electric needs your help to Beat the Peak throughout the fall and winter months.
Beat the Peak is a voluntary program for members, but joining means you can help prevent a heavy load on our system. When an abundance of members use power during these peak times, there’s a heavy demand on our system; therefore, Horry Electric is paying more to provide power.
Signing up is easy! Plus, it might get you some extra cash this holiday season! Any member enrolled in the Beat the Peak program by 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2019 will be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 Visa gift card! Participation is limited to one entry per account. The contest is open to other electric cooperatives across the state. The winner will be selected at random by December 20.
Click here for more information on the contest rules.
To sign up, all you have to do is enter your information and select if you’d like to receive peak alerts via phone call, text or email. With your help, we can work to bring down these peak power costs.
Fourth and fifth-grade students across South Carolina are invited to become book authors. The topic for 2019/2020 is new technologies in Energy.
The challenge is to help students learn about the history of electrification in the Palmetto state. Education, Training and Information is just one of the Seven Cooperative Principles and the opportunity to learn about the state’s energy history can only help expand their knowledge for future possibilities.
Students can compete on teams of up to four students and each team has to be registered by November 30, 2019. Students entered are responsible for writing and illustrating their book.
All books must be submitted to Horry Electric by Friday, January 31, 2020. Click here for more information on how to compete and for the challenge rules. The winning book will go on to compete in a statewide competition against other entries across South Carolina.
Horry Electric’s 2018/2019 winner was Marley Pelton (left), a fourth-grader at Daisy Elementary in Loris. Her book titled Einstein and His Electricity Adventure followed Einstein the guinea pig through the creation of electricity and the electric cooperative. Miguel Acosta (right), also a fourth-grader at Daisy Elementary, submitted his book into the contest. Pelton was a student of librarian Debra Rogers and both won $50 from Horry Electric for entering the contest.