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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 upmost concern,” said Singing River Electric CEO Mike Smith. “Clay Electric’s service area was still experiencing high winds and severe weather associated with Hurricane Irma earlier today. We needed to give time for the storm to pass and for the cooperative to assess their damage before our crews arrived.”

Singing River Electric crews will join crews from nine other electric cooperatives in Mississippi. The arrangement is part of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) mutual assistance program. Electric cooperatives in need activate their mutual assistance plan and call on neighboring statewide associations to request assistance. Electric cooperatives are ready to answer the call for help embodying one of seven cooperatives principles, Cooperation among Cooperatives.

“Our linemen are ready to get to work restoring power in Florida,” said Smith. “We know what it’s like to help, and more importantly, what it is like to receive help following Hurricanes Katrina, Camille and others.”

 Clay Electric Cooperative

  • As of 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 86% (147,225) of Clay Electric Cooperative’s 171,186 members were without power.
    • Clay Electric is headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida, and has six different offices serving the area around Gainesville. They are the eight largest electric co-op in the nation.
    • They serve 171,186 meters across 13,128 miles of power lines and 14 counties.
  • Singing River Electric is an electric cooperative guided by a set of seven cooperative principles. One of these principles is Cooperation Among Cooperatives.

Singing River Electric is an electric distribution cooperative serving nearly 74,000 meters across seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison), as well as two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The cooperative will celebrate eight decades of serving the needs of local communities in 2018. For more information on Singing River Electric and our restoration efforts in Florida, visit www.singingriver.com, or join our social media conversations on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Substation Scans Help Prevent Power Outages

In order to receive electricity from Cooperative Energy and distribute electricity to Singing River Electric (SRE) members, substations must be in excellent working condition. Preventative maintenance on these complex structures is a must. Substation Technicians Jerry Furby and Kevin Slay, Co-op Student Clark Rounsaville and a Cooperative Energy representative recently scanned all SRE substations using an…Continue Reading

SRE Needs 20 Members for Nest Thermostat Pilot Project

(REVISED – DEADLINE DATE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 15) Singing River Electric is participating in a Nest Thermostat pilot project in conjunction with our generation and transmission cooperative, Cooperative Energy. Nest thermostats learn behaviors of homeowners and work to lead homeowners to increased efficiency and savings on power bills. This pilot program will study the savings…Continue Reading

Crews restoring outages due to TS Cindy

Area flooding has been the main issue in southeast Mississippi due to Tropical Storm Cindy. Singing River Electric crews have worked since yesterday to quickly restore the scattered, minor outages. We have also already received a call for help from our Louisiana electric cooperative neighbors. Singing River Electric crews have been identified for travel and…Continue Reading

You could win up to $500, Vote Today!

Singing River Electric is holding it’s annual membership meeting on Thursday, June 29. As part of that meeting, our director election is now open. Singing River Electric members can participate by tearing off the proxy postcard that was mailed to you and dropping it back in the mail to us. Members may also vote online…Continue Reading

Singing River Electric awards three NHN Grants to local high schools

Singing River Electric recently awarded Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) Community Grants to three area high schools that applied for funding for a particular project. East Central High School received $2,500 to purchase a milling machine for the school’s pre-engineering class to provide hands-on experience in proper machine set up, cutting tools selection, tool path simulation…Continue Reading

Four high school juniors participate in Youth Leadership Program

Austin Baldwin of St. Martin High School, Kenley Cochran of Perry Central High School, Noah Moran of Ocean Springs High School, and Morgan Rich of East Central High School represented Singing River Electric at the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop in Jackson held February 22-24, 2017. While visiting Jackson, these young leaders participated…Continue Reading

Solar energy is in the mix!

One year ago this week, Cooperative Energy energized its first half-acre 100kW solar sites in George and Hancock counties. The power that lights your life includes electricity made from natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydroelectric and solar resources. For more information on generation resources or solar visit cooperativeenergy.com and myelectriccooperative.com. SaveContinue Reading