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Hurricane Sally Update

September 19, 2020, 10:00 am – EREC line crews and assisting cooperative crews are making great progress in power restoration efforts. The total number of outages has been reduced to 2,607 with 1,727 in Escambia County and 880 in Santa Rosa County. 76% of outages from Hurricane Sally have been restored at this time. “Our […]

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Hurricane Sally Update

September 17, 2020, 6:00 pm – EREC’s power system took a heavy hit from Hurricane Sally. Our system presently has 7,668 members without power representing 67% of the membership. The transmission lines to the Bratt and Oak Grove substations have been repaired which immediately brought several hundred Escambia County members back online. Crews are working […]

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View EREC’s outage map for up to date information

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is monitoring Hurricane Sally closely and urges members to do the same. EREC activated its emergency response plan earlier this week, alerting employees to take necessary measures in preparation for the storm. Should our area sustain widespread outages, EREC has coordinated with our statewide association for additional crews to arrive and […]

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EREC is Prepared for Hurricane Sally

Escambia River Electric Cooperative has employees on emergency storm alert status as Hurricane Sally strengthens and continues its path toward landfall. The National Weather Service predicts the storm will likely come ashore along the north-central Gulf Coast on Tuesday. “Our co-op may be significantly affected by high winds and heavy rainfall if Sally continues to […]

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EREC Earns 5-Star Co-op Rating

EREC is proud to be a part of the Co-ops Vote 5-Star Program. A 5-Star Co-op encourages their member-owners to register to vote and to learn about federal, state and local elections. They also empower their members to make educated decisions about voting for the future of their cooperative and community, and they engage their […]

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Stay Focused on Safety During Harvest

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, Safe Electricity shares tips for a safe harvest. GPS with […]

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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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Keep Fireworks Clear of Powerlines

Can’t wait for the professional fireworks display – the one local firefighters supervise so nobody gets hurt?  You are taking a risk by lighting your own. Even legal fireworks can be dangerous.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Fourth of July revelers report 9,300 fireworks-related injuries a year.  Firecrackers are responsible for 1,600 of those.  […]

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Portable Electric Generators Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Put Safety First! 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 extinguisher nearby. Always follow local, state and national […]