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Stay Focused on Safety During Harvest

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, Safe Electricity shares tips for a safe harvest. GPS with […]

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Beat the Heat This Summer

This time of year, consumers usually see their electric bills rise with the temperature due to the increased use of their air conditioning systems. Many consumers work their systems harder than necessary, throwing hard-earned money down the drain. Save money during these hot summer months by using energy more efficiently. Although use varies among households, […]

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Keep Fireworks Clear of Powerlines

Can’t wait for the professional fireworks display – the one local firefighters supervise so nobody gets hurt?  You are taking a risk by lighting your own. Even legal fireworks can be dangerous.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Fourth of July revelers report 9,300 fireworks-related injuries a year.  Firecrackers are responsible for 1,600 of those.  […]

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Portable Electric Generators Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Put Safety First! Never connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never plug an electric portable generator into a regular household outlet. Use proper electrical cords. Make sure your generator is properly grounded. Carefully read and follow all manufacturer instructions. Always have a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby. Always follow local, state and national […]

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Students Earn College Scholarships from EREC

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards:  Keaton Brown of Escambia County and Kendall Barrow of Santa Rosa County. Keaton is the son of Chris and Sandy Brown. Keaton plans to major in aerospace engineering and was nominated by Congressman Matt Gaetz to the […]

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National Lineman Appreciation Day

Today is National Lineman Appreciation Day and a time to honor all the brave men and women who work hard to keep power flowing to our communities. Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep the lights on. Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical […]

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A Message to Our Members

The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty for all of us during this unprecedented time. However, we want to assure you, our members, that our commitment to your energy needs will not waver. As always, our priority is reliable power delivery to the communities we serve. We urge everyone to follow the Center for Disease Control’s […]