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Let Savings Flow

There are few things better than hot water, whether it’s for dishwashing, showering or laundry. While it’s a convenience, water heating can account for up to 18 percent of your household energy costs. That’s why, as your savings connection, we’re providing easy ways to keep energy dollars from going down the drain. These tips can […]

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EREC Sends Line Crews and Bunk Trailers to Louisiana following Hurricane Ida

EREC has sent line crews to our fellow cooperative, DEMCO, in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, to assist with power restoration following Category 4 Hurricane Ida. DEMCO reports 84,896 power outages this morning following Ida’s destructive path through their service territory after its August 29 landfall on the Louisiana coast. “Following any storm, our first priority is […]

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Portable Electric Generators Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Put Safety First! Follow these safety tips when using electric generators: 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 […]

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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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May is National Safety Month

The importance of safety is nationally recognized in May. But at EREC, it’s our number one priority every day. Safety is an important issue, especially when it comes to electrical safety. EREC has created a culture of safety by putting our employees’ safety and that of the community above all else. Our mission is to […]

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Students Earn College Scholarships from EREC

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards:  Andrea Moorer from Central School and Libby Pugh from Northview High School. Andrea is the daughter of Robert and Rose Moorer. She plans to major in the field of Optometry. Andrea is Vice President of the Beta […]

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82nd EREC Annual Meeting is Virtual

EREC’s 82nd annual meeting will be held virtually on April 24 at 10 a.m. as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A link will be provided on www.erec.com, and information will be posted on Facebook prior to the start time for members to access the meeting. “Safety for our members and employees is […]

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded

The April 10, 2021 “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” is hereby rescinded following the return of chlorination to the water system and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink. If you have any questions, please contact member services, 1-800-235-3848, 3425 Hwy 4 W, P.O. Box 428, Jay, FL 32565.

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Thank a Lineman on April 12 – and Always

America’s electric cooperatives designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Today, Escambia River Electric Cooperative honors the dedicated men and women who often work in challenging and dangerous conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize all lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock to keep power flowing […]