Horry County, South Carolina Electric Profile

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Horry County, South Carolina Overview

With 6,224 megawatt hours produced using solar, Horry County ranks 606th out of 3221 counties in the United States for solar power electricity production.

Horry County is the 1402nd highest producing county in the nation out of 3221 counties when considering megawatt hours generated using renewable fuel types.

Horry County has experienced a 26.31% drop in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity generation within the last year, which is an admirable effort.

Horry County is the 1183rd highest county in the nation for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of -0 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuel types.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in Horry County is Santee Cooper.

Horry County's average residential electricity rate is 12.14 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 13.21% below the nationwide average of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,565,768 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    15.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    8,045 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    8,468 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -423 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.02 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,449,219,703 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,128.49 kg

Myrtle Beach, SC Electric Overview

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Myrtle Beach averages a residential electricity rate of 11.54 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 13.21% lower than South Carolina's average rate of 13.30 cents and 17.49% lower than the US average of 13.99 cents. There is a shortage of 559,534.73 megawatt hours in the city because of customers using 8989.95% more electricity than the city's electricity facilities produce. Selling an estimated 70,771.06 megawatt hours a year, Santee Cooper is the largest supplier in the city.

Electricity consumption in Myrtle Beach creates 145,691,728.1 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 461st highest in South Carolina for emissions per resident with an average of 4,083.06 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 6,224 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Myrtle Beach

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.131/kWh$0.102/kWh$195.76/mo.$83.97/mo.
135th11.54¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Myrtle Beach
148th$124.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Myrtle Beach Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.63145.222,096,540243,827,363
Horry Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.78152.17971,509133,830,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.39111.31,961,244223,382,385

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

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Conway, SC Electric Overview

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Conway averages a residential electricity rate of 11.90 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 10.50% lower than South Carolina's average rate of 13.30 cents and 14.92% lower than the US average of 13.99 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Santee Cooper.

Electricity consumption in Conway creates 102,588,537.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 18th largest emissions amount of any city in South Carolina. This total also equates to a ranking of 6th highest in South Carolina for emissions per resident with an average of 4,128.48 kilograms of emissions per citizen. All of the electricity sold in Conway has to be sourced from surrounding cities and rural areas, as there are no power generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Conway

Conway residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.129/kWh$0.103/kWh$198.18/mo.$90.25/mo.
225th11.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Conway
182nd$132.43Average residential monthly electricity bill for Conway Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Conway, South Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.63145.222,096,540243,827,363
Horry Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.78152.17971,509133,830,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.39111.31,961,244223,382,385

Zips with electric coverage in Conway, South Carolina include: 29526, 29579, 29527

Carolina Forest CDP, SC Electric Overview

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Carolina Forest CDP averages a residential electricity rate of 11.55 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 13.16% lower than South Carolina's average rate of 13.30 cents and 17.45% lower than the US average of 13.99 cents. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Santee Cooper.

Electricity consumption in Carolina Forest CDP creates 96,366,921.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 24th largest emissions amount of any city in South Carolina. This total also equates to a ranking of 6th highest in South Carolina for emissions per resident with an average of 4,128.48 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.

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 June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.129/kWh$0.103/kWh$198.18/mo.$90.25/mo.
137th11.55¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Carolina Forest CDP
163rd$128.7Average 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 ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.63145.222,096,540243,827,363
Horry Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.78152.17971,509133,830,000
Santee CooperBUNDLED11.39111.31,961,244223,382,385

Energy 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
Runway Solar FarmRunway Solar Farm (100.00%)
Myrtle Beach SC Solar 3,637
Bell Bay Solar FarmBell Bay Solar Farm (100.00%)
Myrtle Beach SC Solar 2,587
Horry Land Fill Gas SiteSantee Cooper (100.00%)
Horry County SC Landfill Gas 2,2441,525,286.51679.72
Horry County SC Distillate Fuel Oil -423573,846.92-1,356.61

Horry County, South Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Horry County creates 1,449,219,702.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 6th largest amount of any county in South Carolina. More telling of the county's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,128.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 17th highest county in South Carolina for CO2 pollution per capita. The county is home to 4 power producing plants, which is 14th highest in the state.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
77.36%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
27.89%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-5.26%

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 2.74% of their energy lost per year. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Horry County a rank of 417th best in the nation out of 3221.

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: 2.83%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 48.58%
    • Santee Cooper: 48.58%
  • Briarcliffe Acres, South Carolina:
    • Santee Cooper: 100.00%
  • Conway, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 17.41%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 41.29%
    • Santee Cooper: 41.29%
  • Loris, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 3.70%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 48.15%
    • Santee Cooper: 48.15%
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 2.81%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 36.45%
    • Santee Cooper: 60.74%
  • Nichols, South Carolina:
    • Pee Dee Electric Cooperative: 3.21%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 96.79%
  • North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
    • Horry Electric Cooperative: 20.51%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 23.95%
    • Santee Cooper: 55.53%
  • Surfside Beach, South Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 29.08%
    • Santee Cooper: 70.92%

* 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 4 active power plants located in Horry County, South Carolina

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Horry Electric Cooperative84,461
2Santee Cooper70,678
3Duke Energy Progress31,002

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.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-02