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Escambia River Electric Cooperative Sends Crews to Help Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative Recover from Florence

Escambia River Electric Cooperative lineworkers are heading north to assist Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative in Whiteville, North Carolina, restore power and repair damage caused by Hurricane Florence.  Brunswick EMC is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina and serves nearly 97,000 members. About 87% of their membership is currently without power. “EREC was fortunate […]

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Let’s Power Safety

Downed Power Lines We all know power lines carry electricity – some as much as 500,000 volts. Coming into contact with one can lead to death or severe injury – and that holds true for downed power lines as well. Always assume that any downed power line is energized and follow the simple rule: stay […]

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New Options Available to Report an Outage

When the power goes out, EREC’s Outage Management System rapidly gathers and compares data from automatic meter signals and incoming reports to provide precise outage details to the dispatch center. Although EREC meters automatically detect power outages, members are asked to report all power outages in case the meter signal is obstructed. As always, your […]

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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

Can’t wait for the professional fireworks display – the one local firefighters supervise so nobody gets hurt? You are taking a huge risk by lighting your own. Even fireworks that are legal can be dangerous, the U.S. Fire Administration warns. In fact, Fourth of July revelers report 9,300 fireworks-related injuries a year. The biggest culprit: firecrackers, […]

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Washington Youth Tour 2018

A lifetime of memories and friendships are being made this week in the nation’s capital Gabby Chavers of Central High School, Bryce Cook of Jay High School and Lydia Smith from Northview High School have joined more than 1,800 youth leaders representing co-ops from 43 states for a weeklong tour of the nation’s capital as […]

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Students Earn College Scholarships from EREC

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards:  Hannah Nelson for Escambia County and Jackson Flowers for Santa Rosa County. Hannah is the daughter of Dura and Laura Nelson.  She plans to major in the field of International Affairs at Florida State University.  Hannah is […]

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Plan to Attend EREC’s Annual Meeting

EREC’s 79th Annual Meeting Northview High School Saturday, April 28 New Time! 8:00 am – 10:00 am Voting/Activities, 10:00 am Business Meeting Health Fair by Northwest Florida Rural Health Network Entertainment by Dan Kirkland Breakfast Fundraiser for Northview FFA Scholarship Winners will be Announced Gifts for Every Member Many Great Door Prizes Grand Prize — […]

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Thank a lineman today

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. On April 9, 2018, Escambia River Electric Cooperative will honor the dedicated men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock […]

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EREC Warns Members of Phone Scam

Escambia River Electric Cooperative warns members to be aware of scam artists who may call posing as electric cooperative employees.  The callers tell a member that immediate payment on their account is needed to avoid disconnection of electric service.  The callers then provide instructions to send money using a third-party pay system. EREC was made […]