Historic demand for electricity in S.C. predicted Friday morning

Horry Electric urges members to conserve energy in homes  Record low temperatures across South Carolina tonight will put heavy demand on the electricity grid as consumers use more energy to keep warm. For the state’s electric cooperatives, electricity demand Thursday morning during the peak use hours of 6-9 a.m. approached all-time records. Energy consumption Friday […]

Historic Cold Temperatures May Create Record Demand

South Carolina’s electric cooperatives and other utilities are warning that all-time low temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday mornings may result in a record demand for electricity. Predicted temperatures in the pre-dawn hours Thursday range from single digits in the Upstate to the low teens in the Midlands and Pee Dee. Below freezing temperatures are […]