Members participating in the Good Cents program are receiving letters from Horry Electric Cooperative as official notification that the Good Cents Program’s discount is being phased out in one-third increments over the next two years.
“The Good Cents Program and the discount were provided to Horry Electric members through Santee Cooper, our generation provider,” explains Eddy Blackburn, one of three employees in the energy management department of the Cooperative who worked closely with the program for several years. ” Santee Cooper has decided to phase out the funding of the program to both its own retail customers and to participating Electric Cooperative members throughout South Carolina,” he continues.
The initial reduction of the discount will take effect on July 1, 2016. The discount will be reduced by an additional one-third on April 1, 2017. The final one-third reduction will go into effect on April 1, 2018 and the Good Cents Program will be deemed officially closed and the discounts ended.
“In removing this program from our service offerings, we are committed to continuing to offer the energy advice and support our members have come to expect,” says Blackburn, citing online Home Efficiency Analysis Tools; the MyEnergy Online member portal, which includes daily energy use monitoring, alerts and reminders; mobile apps and Advance Pay, a pay-as-you-go plan.
“Horry Electric is proud to advocate innovative ways to help educate members on energy efficiency in and around the home to save energy and money,” says Blackburn.
Members with questions are encouraged to call the Cooperative at 843.369.2211 and ask to speak to someone in Energy Management.