Singing River Electric Manager of Engineering Tom Davis conducts a safety briefing with linemen before they leave to assist East Mississippi Electric Power Association with storm restoration.

SRE sends linemen to EMEPA to aid storm restoration

This afternoon, Singing River Electric has 15 linemen in route to Quitman, Miss., to assist East Mississippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA) with power restoration following severe weather on the evening of April 13.

EMEPA’s service area sustained significant damage from the storm, including at least 120 broken poles, 70 of which are 3-phase poles with multiple line and equipment attachments. At 3 p.m., EMEPA reported 2,722 outages with the majority in Lauderdale and Clark counties.

“Helping our fellow cooperatives restore power after major storms is what we do,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “Our linemen loaded their trucks and personal items quickly so they can start the power restoration process for EMEPA members upon arrival today.”

Singing River Electric has an 84-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 77,500 meters across 7,618 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, Twitter and Instagram.