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Right of Way Clearing Program

Right of way clearing is an important part of Escambia River Electric Cooperative’s goal of delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective electric service. Through an integrated vegetation management program, EREC maintains vegetation on more than 1,700 miles of energized line in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and keeping power on to over 11,000 members. Trees and branches […]

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Prepare Kids for Trick-or-Treating

On October 31, small, strange creatures dot our roads, creeping up to homes with large bags, dashing from one place to another, often forgetting about passing cars and trucks. Escambia River Electric Cooperative reminds you to drive carefully to keep Halloween a safe, special treat. When preparing youngsters for trick-or-treating, be mindful of these suggestions […]

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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 […]