Singing River Electric currently has 20 linemen in route to Suwannee Valley Electric in Live Oak, Fla., to restore power outages after Hurricane Idalia.
Suwannee Valley Electric had nearly 100% of their 28,770 members without power at the height of the storm. The electric cooperative serves Columbia, Lafayette, Hamilton, and Suwannee counties, just northeast of where the Category 3 hurricane made landfall.
“We were asked to send linemen to Florida following Hurricane Idalia, and our answer was yes, as that is the cooperative way,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “Our linemen are eager to put their skills to use to restore power for Suwannee Valley Electric’s members.”
Singing River Electric has an 85-year heritage of providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves 79,597 meters across 7,739 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Instagram and X.