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Georgia’s electric grid expected to hold strong despite extreme temperatures, high energy use

Georgia’s electric grid is strong and delivering reliable electric service as designed, and that is expected to be the case moving forward. Electric cooperatives and their generation and transmission partners are confident in their preparedness for situations such as extreme temperatures. Our collaborative planning and operations are focused on reliability, redundancy and resilience to mitigate any service disruptions.

Extreme Heat WarningElectric cooperatives, including Coastal Electric, use a diverse portfolio of resources that provides for a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective supply of energy for their members. Additionally, energy in Georgia and across the Southeast is interconnected, meaning Georgia utilities benefit from strong relationships with utilities in neighboring states resulting in mutual support when needed.

Our members can be assured that Georgia’s electric grid is stable and strategies are in place to maintain uninterrupted electric service. However, members can reduce the impact on their electric bills during extreme conditions by using the following individual energy conservation tips:

  • Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher.
  • Replace air filters.
  • Use LED light bulbs.
  • Avoid the oven and, instead, grill outdoors.
  • Use large appliances (washers, dryers, etc.) between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., when the higher demand for electricity has subsided.
  • Turn off unnecessary lights.
  • Keep shades and curtains closed to keep the cool in and the heat out.
  • Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into the home.

For more info or ways to save, contact Coastal Electric Cooperative Energy Advisor Jason Smith at (912) 880-2232 or jason.smith@coastalelectric.coop.

Home Energy Savings Guide (PDF)

Coastal Electric Cooperative ‘Flips the Switch’ on New 68-Megawatt Houston Solar Project

Coastal Electric Cooperative participated in a dedication event to “flip the switch” on the new 68-megawatt (MWAC) Houston Solar project. Coastal Electric is among thirty Georgia electric cooperatives that will collectively share in the Houston County, Ga., site’s power production. Statewide and locally-elected officials including Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and…Continue Reading

Virtual Annual Meeting: May 26

It’s that time of year again-Coastal Electric Cooperative is gearing up for Member Appreciation Days beginning May 23 and capping it off with our Virtual Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, May 26. Member Appreciation Days are a special time for members to stop by one of our office locations, have some face time with…Continue Reading

To Current and Past Members of Coastal Electric Cooperative

In compliance with O.C.G.A. § 44-12-236, The Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act, Coastal Electric Cooperative, is attempting to locate former members from the year 1986 whose capital credit checks were issued in December 2015, but have been returned by the U.S. Post Office as “undeliverable” or have otherwise been unclaimed. The Cooperative is also trying…Continue Reading

Coastal Fiber, Inc. will deliver broadband to 16,000 members in three counties

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp, Coastal Electric Cooperative, and Darien Communications made a joint announcement of the creation of Coastal Fiber, Inc., an affiliate of Coastal Electric Cooperative. The new partnership between Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications will impact 16,000 Coastal Electric customers in 3 counties – Bryan, Liberty, and Long.…Continue Reading

Gaskin named to Coastal Electric Cooperative Board

The Coastal Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has selected Chuck Gaskin of Townsend to serve as a director, replacing William L. “Billy” Bland, who retired in October. The board announced the decision during its monthly meeting April 29.   Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who elect representatives from among the membership to…Continue Reading

Coastal Electric Cooperative to refund $2.4 million to members in June

With widespread financial hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coastal Electric Cooperative board made the unprecedented decision to allow the early return of $2.4 million in capital credits beginning June 1 to members who paid their electric bills to the co-op in 2019. The retirement will occur 6 months ahead of schedule…Continue Reading

Coastal Electric Cooperative to explore broadband options after law passes

On Friday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation that removes barriers to broadband expansion in rural Georgia and allows electric cooperatives, including Coastal Electric Cooperative, to evaluate how they might contribute to the expansion of broadband services in their respective areas. Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) and Rep. Jay Powell (R-Camilla) championed Senate Bill 2, which gives…Continue Reading
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