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Convenient Options to Eliminate Payment Delays

As many of you are aware, the United States Postal Service is experiencing delivery delays due to COVID-19 and increased volume. We have seen significant delays in mailed payments, which have resulted in late fees for several members. To eliminate delayed payments to our office, we strongly encourage members to pay their bill online, via […]

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Youth Tour – Opportunity of a Lifetime

Escambia River Electric Cooperative will award area teens an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  To be eligible, you must be a high school junior, and your parent or guardian must be a member of EREC. The Washington Youth Tour is an annual weeklong event in June.  About 1,800 high school juniors from across the country […]

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EREC Sends Line Crews to Coast EPA to Restore Power

EREC has sent line crews to assist our fellow cooperative, Coast Electric Power Association, in Gulfport, Mississippi, with power restoration following Hurricane Zeta’s landfall in Louisiana on October 28th. Coast EPA serves over 83,000 members on the Mississippi Coast. Zeta’s path through Coast EPA’s service area left numerous broken poles, downed power lines and more […]

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Hurricane Zeta Update

October 29, 2020, 1:30 pm – Line crews are making great progress on power restoration to the EREC distribution system following Hurricane Zeta. Immediately following the storm, 53% of the EREC membership was without power. At this time, more than half of those 6,126 outages have been restored. We are following the proper steps in […]

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Hurricane Zeta Makes Landfall

Hurricane Zeta made landfall late yesterday afternoon as a Category 2 storm near Cocodrie in southern Louisiana with winds of 110 mph. Although the eye of the storm passed to our west, the EREC service area was battered with winds of at least tropical storm force for several hours as Zeta moved inland leaving 53% […]

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EREC is Prepared for Hurricane Zeta

October 28, 2020, 8:00 am – As Hurricane Zeta strengthens and continues its path toward a predicted landfall along the northern Gulf Coast tonight, Escambia River Electric Cooperative is prepared to respond. EREC’s service area is currently under a tropical storm warning. “Hurricane Zeta is predicted to make landfall tonight along the Louisiana coast,” said […]

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Youth Tour Winners Receive Scholarships Because of Washington D. C. Trip Cancellation

Escambia River Electric Cooperative awards high school juniors an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. each June as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour program. About 1,800 teens from electric cooperatives across the country convene in the nation’s capital to learn more about government, cooperatives and rural electrification. A panel of judges […]

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EREC Sends Line Crews for Hurricane Delta Restoration

On October 11, EREC sent line crews to assist our fellow cooperative, DEMCO, in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, following Hurricane Delta’s landfall Friday evening as a Category 2 storm. DEMCO is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Louisiana, serving 110,000 members in seven southeast parishes of the state. Delta’s path through DEMCO’s service area left […]