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Power Restored in Gautier

Power was restored this morning to SRE members in Gautier served by the Martin Bluff substation. A lightning arrester, which works to protect substation equipment from the damage of lightning, was the cause of the outage. Our servicemen responded quickly to identify the problem. This was initially a larger outage, but servicemen reduced outages to 1,500 even before installing the new equipment.

Thank you for your patience as we worked to restore the outage this morning.

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…Continue Reading

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

ALERT – Reduce Electricity Use Until Further Notice

GENERATION ISSUE ALERT: Singing River Electric Cooperative is experiencing a critical shortage of electricity. All of our members are asked to reduce their electricity use until further notice. Please turn off all non-essential lighting, appliances and electronics. You can help by lowering your thermostat to 65-68 degrees. Also, you can reduce your use of water…Continue Reading