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If you were a SRE member in 1986 or earlier, you may have unclaimed capital credits.

What are capital credits? Singing River Electric’s rate revenue is used to operate, make payments on loans and make improvements to the electrical system. Any remaining revenue is allocated to the members in the form of capital credits.

How do members earn capital credits? When you signed up for electrical service from the cooperative, you became a member. Each member is allocated capital credits based on how much energy the member uses from the cooperative in a calendar year.

For more information, check out our capital credits page:

Capital Credits

Or contact our capital credits clerks at 601-947-4211.

I haven’t touched the thermostat. Why is my bill higher?

ANSWER: Power bills following periods of prolonged cold weather or extreme heat can be higher even when you have not changed the thermostat. Heating and cooling costs make up the largest percentage of a home’s energy use. When the temperature changes drastically or stays extremely hot or cold, your heating/cooling unit must run longer to…Continue Reading

MISO Cancels Requests Members Lower Energy Use

UPDATE 10 a.m.  – Earlier this morning, our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) requested that Cooperative Energy ask our members to curtail their electricity use between 5:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. This request was made in an effort to minimize strain on the electric system due to the severe temperatures which have been causing a…Continue Reading

Cooperative Energy Members Experience Critical Energy Shortage

  Singing River Electric and other Cooperative Energy member distribution cooperatives experienced a critical energy shortage early Wednesday morning, Jan. 17. This shortage resulted in the cooperative sending a public appeal to the membership to reduce their energy use by lowering thermostats, delaying showers and putting off washing laundry and dishes in order to shed…Continue Reading

Singing River Electric is prepared for Tropical Storm Nate

     Singing River Electric is ready to move into power restoration mode as Tropical Storm Nate tracks toward the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After activating the emergency preparedness plan, cooperative personnel are loading trucks with extra materials, sharpening chainsaws, and assigning linemen to specific areas in advance of Nate’s predicted arrival…Continue Reading

Singing River Electric assists with Hurricane Irma restorations in Florida

Singing River Electric Cooperative has two construction crews and one service crew headed for Florida. The 13 employees will be a part of a convoy of 267 Mississippi electric cooperative linemen and engineers traveling to restore power following Hurricane Irma. Crews will leave first thing Tuesday morning to make the drive east. “Safety is our…Continue Reading