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January 2024 edition of South Carolina Living online!

The January 2024 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!

Image shows January 2024 cover of South Carolina Living magazine.

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 January 2024 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Reflecting on 2023.
  • Meet the Author: Aynor Elementary School student wins HEC Christmas Card contest.
  • Various Co-op News: Facility charge effective Jan. 1; ‘Tis the season for giving; $1,500 HEC WIRE Scholarship available.
  • A New Chapter: Four HEC employees begin a new chapter as they retire.
  • Youth Trips: Apply now for Washington Youth Tour or Cooperative Youth Summit.

June and July editions of SCL online!

The June 2023 and July 2023 editions of South Carolina Living magazine have been uploaded to horryelectric.com!

Image shows the cover of the June edition of South Carolina Living magazine.

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 2023 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Another successful Annual Member Meeting.
  • Youth Trips: Local students bound for Washington, D.C. and Columbia, S.C.
  • June Promotion: Help prevent power surges with Surge Guard and enter for the chance to win.
  • Various Co-op News: Residential Energy Advisor pinpoints ways to save; Steps to restoring power; Who Powers You contest.
Image shows the cover of the July edition of South Carolina Living magazine.

The July 2023 edition includes:

  • CEO Column: Educational opportunities – invite Horry Electric to participate in your next event.
  • Snapshots: A look back at the 2023 Annual Member Meeting Drive-Thru Registration and Voting event.
  • Generator Safety: Let Horry Electric know if you’re generating your own power to ensure the safety of members and employees.
  • Department Feature: Meet your trusted energy advisors and read about their daily job responsibilities.
  • Various Co-op News: Who Powers You contest deadline approaching; Visit the Smart Solutions Store.

May 2023 edition of SCL online!

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In case you missed it, the May 2023 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com!

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 2023 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Saluting service to our country – Military Appreciation Month.
  • Various Co-op News: Loris woman named HEC Lady of the Year; Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship; Bright Ideas grants due.
  • SC Lineman’s Rodeo: New rodeo era for Horry Electric.

March 2023 edition of SCL online now!

Image shows the cover of the March edition of South Carolina Living magazine.

The March 2023 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com!

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 March 2023 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Save the dates for Horry Electric’s Annual Member Meeting – May 9, 10.
  • Various Co-op News: Annual Member Meeting details; Some members to receive second settlement payment; Unclaimed Capital Credits posted online.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Horry Electric’s Vegetation Management Supervisor awarded Lifetime Achievement Award – how he made a difference in the industry.
  • Co-op Equipment Needs Space: Overhead and underground requirements explained, in addition to landscaping tips.
  • Who Owns What: Electric Co-op Owned equipment vs. Member-Owned equipment.

February 2023 edition of SCL online now!

Image shows the magazine cover of the March edition of South Carolina Living.

The February 2023 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com!

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 February 2023 edition has two pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: A trusted source for all – How electric cooperatives work with state and federal lawmakers.
  • Various Co-op News: Meet the artist of Horry Electric’s Christmas card; $1,500 scholarship available from HEC’s WIRE program.

This month’s edition also includes the 2023-2024 Legislative Directory. This is the guide to the men and women who represent each of us in Columbia and Washington, D.C.

January 2023 edition of SCL online now!

Image shows cover of January 2023 edition of South Carolina Living magazine.

The January 2023 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com!

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 January 2023 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: One-stop information hub – Horry Electric’s website filled with tools, member information.
  • Various Co-op News: HEC employees give back to the community during Christmastime; $1,500 WIRE Scholarship available to freshman entering Coastal Carolina University or Horry-Georgetown Technical College this fall.
  • Lineman Legacy: Operations Trainer Chris Grainger retires after 36 years of service.
  • New Friends, New Experiences: Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl players bring smiles to Horry County.
  • Apply Now: High school sophomores and juniors can apply for the Cooperative Youth Summit or Washington Youth Tour trips set for this summer.

November/December edition of SCL online!

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The November/December 2022 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com! This is a two-month issue, so you should receive your next magazine in January 2023.

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 November/December 2022 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Reflecting on the growth and major events of 2022.
  • Various Co-op News: HEC employee receives Quilt of Valor; facilities charge increase effective Jan. 1; holiday closings.
  • How to become a trustee: Qualifications, nominations, and election information on how to become a trustee of Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Bright Ideas: Meet the 2022 Bright Ideas grant recipients.

Purchase a smart thermostat, be entered in Christmas cash prize drawing!

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The holidays are quickly approaching! How does some extra holiday cash sound? Residential members can purchase an ecobee smart thermostat at a discounted rate, which includes a FREE professional installation.

Any residential member who purchases an ecobee smart thermostat and enrolls in our Smart Thermostat Program between November 1 and 4:59 p.m. on November 30 will be automatically entered in a prize drawing for $250 Christmas Cash! The winner will be announced in December.

Products available are the ecobee3 lite for $84 or the ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control for $151. We accept cash or a check for the purchase of a smart thermostat.

Image shows box of ecobee3 lite smart thermostat.
Image shows ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control.

Click here for more information on our smart thermostat program.

How to enroll

Enrolling in the smart thermostat program is easy. Fill out the participation agreement, then visit either our Conway or Socastee office to purchase and pick-up an ecobee3 lite or ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. Purchasing a smart thermostat and joining the program qualifies the member for a FREE professional installation by one of Horry Electric’s approved Smart Thermostat contractors.

The limited-time offer is for NEW participants only. The contest rules are outlined below.


Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Smart Thermostat Program Enrollment Competition & Prizes

Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

1. No Entry Fee Required. Purchase of an ecobee smart thermostat required.

2. Timing. The Smart Thermostat Program Enrollment Competition & Prizes (“Promotion”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 1, 2022, and ends at 4:59 PM ET on November 30, 2022 (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 the Smart Thermostat program, but who purchase and install an ecobee smart thermostat during the Promotion Period. Interested parties (the “Entrant”) may be:

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

Entrants may sign up for the smart thermostat program and purchase an ecobee smart thermostat through the Smart Thermostat program, and one randomly selected Entrant will be awarded $250.00 (USD) cash from the Cooperative.

4. To Enter. Entrants may enter by visiting our Conway or Socastee office to purchase an ecobee smart thermostat during regular business hours. Entrants must enter only one submission per account. 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 4:59 PM ET on November 30, 2022, the official end date of the Promotion Period.

5. Eligibility. Entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry, and the Entrant must be a member of the Cooperative. Only residential member accounts are eligible to participate. 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 signed up for the smart thermostat program. This Promotion is void outside of South Carolina and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

6. Judging Criteria. One winner will be randomly drawn from all properly submitted registration entries by December 20, 2022.

7. Prize Awarding. The one winner will be randomly selected and announced on or about December 20, 2022 from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by phone.

8. Prizes/Odds. There will be one (1) prize awarded: $250.00 (USD) Christmas Cash 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 signing up, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she is a member of a South Carolina Electric Cooperative;

b)     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;

c)     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;

d)     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;

e)     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;

f)     All taxes on prizes (if applicable) are the sole responsibility of the winner;

g)     Prize is not transferable or assignable.

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.

October edition of SCL online!

Image shows cover of October edition of South Carolina Living magazine.

The October 2022 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com!

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 October 2022 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: Celebrating membership during National Co-op Month.
  • Various Co-op News: Cooperative Youth Summit student among finalists in podcast challenge; Beat The Peak gift card contest runs through Dec. 15; Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • WIRE Scholarship Winner: HEC member awarded Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Who Powers You: Meet Horry Electric’s local Who Powers You winner – Janice Ash Sialiano.
  • Cybersecurity Tips: Four ways to combat hackers.

September edition of SCL online!

Image shows cover of September edition of South Carolina Living magazine.

The September 2022 edition of South Carolina Living magazine is available on horryelectric.com!

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 September 2022 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column: The power of preparation – September is National Preparedness Month.
  • Food Safety Tips: What to do with food when the power goes out.
  • Various Co-op News: Cooperative Youth Summit is a summer trip to remember; HEC member wins $100 gift card in Beat The Peak contest.
  • Quilts of Valor: Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor for their dedicated service to our great nation.

COMING SOON
Horry Electric has restructured rates to give you control of your bill. The restructured rates will be effective for all members beginning with September 2024 use that appears on your October 2024 statement. Advance Pay members will be effective October 1 for October use. Click below to learn more about rates and peak hours.