Load Management uses a small control switch which interrupts power to an appliance or motor. This switch is connected to your appliance. Through operation of the switch, Horry Electric is able to take the load of the appliance off of the system for short periods of time during peak hours of energy use.
Our load management program does not reduce the direct cost of your monthly electric bill. It does, however, reduce the amount of kilowatt-hours purchased by Horry Electric during peak times of energy use. This helps Horry Electric keep rates down. Power purchased during peak hours is expensive.
Everyone wins when electricity is used efficiently. Participating members win because they are proactively helping control future power costs. On top of that, they get an immediate one-time $50 electric bill credit, Horry Electric wins because we’re able to take the load of the water heater off of the system, which reduces the amount of… Continue Reading
No. Members who participate in load management programs rarely notice the switch has operated. The reserve in the water heater tank should supply plenty of hot water during the time a water heater is cycled off.
Horry Electric has a list of qualified, approved contractors who are responsible for switch installations.
The installation should not take longer than an hour. For the installation of a water heater switch, an appointment is necessary. If you are having more than one switch installed the entire installation will take longer than an hour.
Please let the new renter/owner know about the switch and that you are participating in the load management program. We will be glad to answer any question(s) the new renter/owner may have about our program.