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Students Earn College Scholarships from EREC

Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards: Sarah Hetrick of Escambia County and Hannah Bott of Santa Rosa County. Sarah is a senior at Northview High School and is the daughter of Joseph and Connie Hetrick. Sarah plans to use this scholarship to […]

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National Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 11: Honoring Local Heroes in Hard Hats

Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC) joins the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in celebrating its many lineworkers as part of National Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 11. Every day, lineworkers face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines, and often in the wake of mother nature’s worst. […]

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EREC Continues to Provide Affordable Electricity Rates to Its Members

In recent weeks, Gulf Power was acquired by Florida Power and Light (FPL) causing a significant increase in their rate structure in Northwest Florida and surrounding areas.  Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC) has no affiliation with Gulf Power or FPL and purchases electricity from PowerSouth Energy Cooperative – which is owned by 20 electric distribution […]

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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 […]