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Horry County, South Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Horry County, South Carolina Electricity Overview

Horry County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 18.58% lower than the national average rate, at 13.04 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.02 cents.

With 383,101 residents within its borders and 40,485 megawatt hours produced each year, Horry County has a per capita production rate of 0.11 megawatt hours. This is the 1901st highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the US.

Santee Cooper is the largest electricity company in Horry County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

With total production of 40,485 megawatt hours, Horry County is ranked 30th largest generator of electricity of all 46 counties in South Carolina for total generation.

With 32,839 megawatt hours produced using solar, Horry County ranks 16th in South Carolina out of 46 counties for solar power electricity production.

As the 20th highest county in South Carolina for non-renewable generation per capita, Horry County generates 0 megawatt hours per person per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,037,820 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.76 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    40,485 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    38,592 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,893 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.11 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,587,242,533 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,143.14 kg

Recent Energy News in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

10.34¢ per kWh

  • 3.49% higher than last month
  • 4.58% lower than February last year
  • 27.49% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 36.56% lower than the US average
  • 20th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since February last year
  • 2,753rd in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 261 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 300 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

11.32¢ per kWh

  • 0.36% lower than last month
  • 0.19% lower than February last year
  • 17.79% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 33.19% lower than the US average
  • 20th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 2,688th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 58 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 64 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$96.68 per month

  • 17.58% lower than last month
  • 20.83% higher than February last year
  • 29.82% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 22.88% lower than the US average
  • 20th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since February last year
  • 5,702nd in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 704 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,254 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$107.39 per month

  • 1.31% higher than last month
  • 0.82% higher than February last year
  • 25.57% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 18.97% lower than the US average
  • 20th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 4,958th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 312 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 52 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

9.33¢ per kWh

  • 2.29% higher than last month
  • 0.84% lower than February last year
  • 15.56% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 31.51% lower than the US average
  • 26th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since February last year
  • 4,386th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 200 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 754 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

9.45¢ per kWh

  • 0.07% lower than last month
  • 0.78% higher than February last year
  • 13.38% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 33.11% lower than the US average
  • 27th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 156 since February last year
  • 3,135th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 135 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 408 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$347.62 per month

  • 34.88% lower than last month
  • 23.1% higher than February last year
  • 29.52% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 79.22% lower than the US average
  • 20th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 258 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 5,646th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 7,043 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,982 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$483.75 per month

  • 1.14% higher than last month
  • 3.15% higher than February last year
  • 15.18% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 70.55% lower than the US average
  • 179th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 84 since February last year
  • 10,326th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 831 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

4.85¢ per kWh

  • 13.75% lower than last month
  • 7.19% higher than February last year
  • 30.36% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 50.77% lower than the US average
  • 19th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since February last year
  • 2,987th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 665 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,838 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

5.07¢ per kWh

  • 0.54% higher than last month
  • 18.86% lower than February last year
  • 27% lower than the South Carolina average
  • 50.28% lower than the US average
  • 20th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 165 since February last year
  • 348th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 26 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,119 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$882,131.37 per month

  • 15.32% lower than last month
  • 12.39% higher than February last year
  • 1,109.47% higher than the South Carolina average
  • 2,777.56% higher than the US average
  • 442nd in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 17 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 15 since February last year
  • 26,347th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 18 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 16 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$940,374.23 per month

  • 0.87% higher than last month
  • 17.18% lower than February last year
  • 1,085.55% higher than the South Carolina average
  • 2,658.62% higher than the US average
  • 460th in the state out of 460 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 26,369th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 22 since February last year

Myrtle Beach, SC Electricity Overview

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Myrtle Beach averages a residential electricity rate of 11.44 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 18.48% lower than South Carolina's average rate of 14.03 cents and 28.60% lower than the US average of 16.02 cents. Myrtle Beach produces 1.13% of the electricity needed in the city and must import power from plants outside of their city boundaries or rural area power generation facilities. Roughly 100.00% of the city's total electricity generation is from solar fields.

Electricity consumption in Myrtle Beach creates 144,036,595.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 14th largest emissions amount of any city in South Carolina. This total also equates to a ranking of 453rd highest in South Carolina for emissions per resident with an average of 4,101.74 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 2nd highest for a city in the state. Myrtle Beach's power plants primarily use Solar, which accounts for 100.00% (or 6,276 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.097/kWh$193.23/mo.$61.15/mo.
17th11.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Myrtle Beach
20th$109.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Myrtle Beach Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Horry Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.97147.151,070,438138,810,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.35107.392,031,370.24230,651,773

Zips with electric coverage in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina include: 29588, 29579, 29577, 29575, 29568, 29572

Socastee CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Socastee CDP averages a residential electricity rate of 12.35 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 11.96% lower than South Carolina's average rate of 14.03 cents and 22.89% lower than the US average of 16.02 cents. Santee Cooper is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $131.94. This is 4.60% below the nationwide average bill of $138.3.

Electricity consumption in Socastee CDP creates 102,296,566.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 19th largest emissions amount of any city in South Carolina. This total also equates to a ranking of 154th highest in South Carolina for emissions per resident with an average of 4,148.78 kilograms of emissions per citizen. All of the electricity sold in Socastee CDP has to be sourced from surrounding cities and rural areas, as there are no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Socastee CDP

Socastee CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.097/kWh$193.23/mo.$61.15/mo.
27th12.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Socastee CDP
39th$131.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Socastee CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Socastee CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Horry Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.97147.151,070,438138,810,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.35107.392,031,370.24230,651,773

Zips with electric coverage in Socastee CDP, South Carolina include: 29588, 29579, 29577

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Carolina Forest CDP, SC Electricity Overview

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Carolina Forest CDP averages a residential electricity rate of 11.42 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 18.58% lower than South Carolina's average rate of 14.03 cents and 28.70% lower than the US average of 16.02 cents. Santee Cooper is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $109.03. This is 21.16% below the nationwide average bill of $138.3.

Electricity consumption in Carolina Forest CDP creates 102,234,334.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 20th largest emissions amount of any city in South Carolina. This total also equates to a ranking of 154th highest in South Carolina for emissions per resident with an average of 4,148.78 kilograms of emissions per citizen. All of the electricity sold in Carolina Forest CDP has to be sourced from surrounding cities and rural areas, as there are no power generation plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Carolina Forest CDP

Carolina Forest CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.097/kWh$193.23/mo.$61.15/mo.
15th11.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Carolina Forest CDP
18th$109.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Carolina Forest CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Carolina Forest CDP, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Horry Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.97147.151,070,438138,810,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.35107.392,031,370.24230,651,773

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Electricity Production in Horry County, South Carolina

Power Plants in Horry County, South Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Landrace Holdings, LLCLandrace Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Conway SC Solar 26,563
Horry Land Fill Gas SiteSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Horry County SC Landfill Gas 5,7533,436,776.21597.39
Runway Solar FarmRunway Solar Farm (100.00%)
Myrtle Beach SC Solar 3,678
Bell Bay Solar FarmBell Bay Solar Farm (100.00%)
Myrtle Beach SC Solar 2,598
Horry County SC Distillate Fuel Oil 1,8935,059,794.822,672.9

Horry County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 5th highest ranked county out of 46 counties in South Carolina, Horry County releases 1,587,242,533.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the county, which amounts to 4,143.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Horry County as the 21st highest polluting county in South Carolina. Solar makes up 81.11% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in Horry County. Other fuel types used include Landfill Gas at 14.21% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 4.68%. Horry County has the 13th highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 5 total plants.

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81.11%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
14.21%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
4.68%

Horry County, South Carolina Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Horry County offering electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Some net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and South Carolina has pretty good laws and regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

Horry County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 2.67% of their energy lost per year. The United States average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Horry County a rank of 275th best in the nation out of 3230.

Power Companies in Horry County, South Carolina

Providers In Each City in Horry County:

  • Atlantic Beach, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 100.00%
  • Aynor, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 5.83%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 94.17%
  • Briarcliffe Acres, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 100.00%
  • Conway, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 40.85%
    • Santee Cooper: 59.15%
  • Loris, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 7.86%
    • Santee Cooper: 92.14%
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 5.05%
    • Santee Cooper: 94.95%
  • Nichols, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 64.04%
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 35.96%
  • Surfside Beach, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Horry County, South Carolina?

There are 3 electricity providers offering service in Horry County, South Carolina.

How many power plants are within Horry County, South Carolina?

There are 5 active power plants located in Horry County, South Carolina

Which electricity companies offer service in Horry County, South Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Santee Cooper539,394
2Horry Electric Cooperative92,241
3Duke Energy Progress22,759

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Horry County, South Carolina?

The largest electricity provider in Horry County, South Carolina by total revenue is Santee Cooper.

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-04-03