About Us

Meet The Co-op

Contact Us

Get In Touch

Outage Viewer

Stay Up-To-Date

Meter Bases

Meter Bases and Accessories

All meter bases connected to the Horry Electric Cooperative System must meet certain specifications in order for power to be connected.

For the convenience of our members and their contractors, the price list for the established standard meter base and accessories stocked by Horry Electric Cooperative is maintained here.

Due to meter base supply shortages and shipment delays, individuals may purchase a maximum of one (1) meter bases per day. Purchase limits are subject to change without prior notice. A service address within Horry Electric’s service territory must be provided to purchase.

Meter Base and Accessories List

Meter Installation and Specification Handbook

Meter bases and accessories can be purchased from third party vendors, but they must meet cooperative specifications in order for power to be connected.

Approved manufacturers and models

The Meter

It is important to provide access to Horry Electric equipment at all times. This includes the meter we have installed at your service location.

Shrubs must be planted at least three (3) feet from the meter. If a member is looking to keep it in a secure area that is locked, Horry Electric will need to add a lock to interlock with the member’s lock, or will need the passcode, in order to gain access at any time. Dogs also need to be kept away from the area in which the meter is located.

Please keep in mind, the meter base cannot be in an enclosed area. It must be on an exterior wall, or in an approved meter room. 

Horry Electric uses solid state digital meters that are read daily. Devices inside the substation communicate with meters to gather information and relay it to the cooperative office. Your account is billed monthly. 

Home emergencies and repairs can require meters to be disconnected. Call our office or log into your account to have your service disconnected. 

Unauthorized tampering with an Horry Electric meter is against the law in South Carolina and may result in fines.

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.