Trees and overhead power lines just don’t mix. Lightning, high winds, ice, heavy rains or even extremely dry weather can send a tree to the ground and its limbs into a power line. The result is a power outage. Crews have to be dispatched, electrical equipment has to be replaced and members are without power until the work can be safely completed.
Horry Electric has an aggressive tree trimming program in place to help reduce the potential for outages related to trees and tree limbs, but keeping up with tree growth in Horry County is a challenge.
We need your help
Our goal is to provide safe, reliable electric service. By cooperating with and participating in our maintenance program, you can help make sure your Cooperative meets its goal.
- If you’re considering planting trees near our overhead equipment, we encourage you to learn all you can about choosing the right tree for the right place.
- If, at any time, you see trees growing into power lines that may be dangerous, let us know immediately.