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Attention, High School Juniors

An Opportunity of a Lifetime You could win a trip to visit the state capital in February and Washington, D.C., in June For the 33rd year, Escambia River Electric Cooperative will award area young people an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  To be eligible, you must be a high school junior, and your parent or […]

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EREC Sends Bunk Trailers for Hurricane Michael Restoration

EREC has sent three bunk trailers and a shower trailer to Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Southport, Florida, and two bunk trailers to West Florida Electric Cooperative in Graceville. These cooperatives received significant damage in Hurricane Michael’s devastating path through Florida. The trailers will be used by electric co-op crewmen during power restoration. One of […]

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View EREC’s outage map for up to date information

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is monitoring Hurricane Michael closely and urges members to do the same. EREC activated its emergency response plan earlier this week, alerting employees and contract crews to be on standby in case of widespread outages. View the EREC outage map via www.erec.com for up to date power outage information. Escambia River […]

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EREC is prepared for Hurricane Michael

With Hurricane Michael bearing down, EREC is making final preparations to deal with potential impacts in our area. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Michael is forecast to make landfall along the Florida panhandle on Wednesday afternoon. Michael will produce very heavy rain, strong wind, and storm surge.  EREC activated its emergency response plan […]

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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 […]