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Monitoring Hurricane Ian

Coastal Electric Cooperative is closely monitoring Hurricane Ian’s trajectory and changes to predictions on how the storm will affect our customers.

We have been patrolling our main feeder lines serving the coastal communities in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh Counties looking for “danger trees” outside our normal 30’ right of way. We have identified a number of dead trees; if they were to fall, they could damage our power lines. We’re cutting those trees today in anticipation of brisk tropical storm winds.

Impacts are expected to begin as early as Thursday and last through Saturday with wind gusts expected to be 34 mph or more. Because the soil is already saturated from recent rain, the primary concern is that more heavy rain will likely result in downed trees across our power lines.

As the storm makes its way through our service area, our right-of-way crews and linemen will immediately respond as long as it is safe to do so. For their safety, our linemen will monitor weather conditions at all times and will shelter in place if sustained winds reach 39 mph. Work will resume once wind speeds die down.

We urge everyone to stay well clear of any downed power line or even trees or limbs that are touching a downed power line. Lines that appear dead can remain energized, even lying on the ground.

A person can receive a fatal electrocution from standing on wet ground near an energized line. Please take no chances!

Our customer service lobby in Richmond Hill and Midway will be closed Friday, but all of our employees will be working on storm duty.

The easiest way to report a power outage is with our mobile app or you can call (800) 421-2343. We will also be posting frequent updates to our Facebook page at

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

Job Opportunity for Apprentice Line Technician

Coastal Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for an Apprentice Line Technician III. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019. An Apprentice Line Technician III is responsible for performing line construction and maintenance under the direction of a journeyman-rated line technician. Duties include: Learn basics of overhead and URD construction and become familiar with RUS…Continue Reading