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October is National Co-op Month

When you think of October, pumpkins, Halloween and beautiful fall foliage naturally come to mind. But October is notable for another reason:  It’s National Co-op Month. This is the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including Escambia River Electric Cooperative, celebrate who we are and more importantly, the members we serve. Cooperatives are […]

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Options for Outage Reporting

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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Safety First on July 4th

EREC wishes you a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. If you plan to celebrate with fireworks, remember these safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Keep a bucket of water nearby in case of fire. Children should be spectators, not participants, in the show. Read and carefully follow directions and warning […]

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Washington Youth Tour 2019

Hannah Morris of Jay High School, Keaton Brown of Northview High School and Kylie Schwarz of Central High School joined more than 1,800 youth leaders representing co-ops from throughout the country for a weeklong tour of the nation’s capital as Washington Youth Tour delegates. Highlights included the World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, Martin Luther […]

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Students Earn College Scholarships from EREC

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards: Avarie Jackson for Santa Rosa County and Delaney Reynolds for Escambia County. Avarie is the daughter of Stephen and Talia Jackson. She plans to attend the University of West Florida and obtain a Bachelor of Science in […]

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Put Safety First on Your To-Do List

One of the wonders of electricity is having the ability to perform many labor-saving tasks at our fingertips. Just turn on the switch and go. Even though electricity makes our lives easier and more enjoyable, it is important to remember it can pose a danger if people become too complacent. Because electricity is powerful and can […]

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80th Annual Meeting Coming Up

80TH Annual Meeting Jay High School Saturday, April 27 NOTE START TIME:  8:00 Registration, 10:00 Business Meeting Health Fair sponsored by Northwest Florida Rural Health Network Entertainment by Glorybound Southern Gospel Band Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser by Jay High Band Scholarship winners will be announced Gifts for every member Many great door prizes GRAND PRIZE – […]

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Lineworker Appreciation Day

April 8 is Lineworker Appreciation Day. On this special day, EREC will proudly recognize electric lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety. “Electric linemen do not often receive the recognition they deserve,” said Clay Campbell, General Manager/CEO. “They work all hours […]