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Winter Weather Watch

Georgia’s electric cooperatives and their generation and transmission partners are closely monitoring the extremely low temperatures expected this weekend. Electric cooperatives maintain a diverse TV portfolio of generation resources and have numerous safeguards in place to protect the reliability of our system during extreme winter weather. We are making the necessary preparations to meet the needs of our members.

As the cold temperatures move through, we remain in a heightened state of readiness and are prepared to respond immediately to any service disruptions.

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips for Members:

  • Set thermostats to 68 degrees or lower, wear warm clothes, and lower your thermostat at night and when you are away from your home.
  • Caulk or weather strip around windows, exterior doors and any gaps.
  • Ensure the filters in your heating system are replaced regularly.
  • Have non-perishable foods on hand such as canned fruit, powdered milk, peanut butter, bread and crackers.
  • Have a manual can opener.
  • Have blankets, sleeping bags and extra clothes, including hats.
  • Have flashlights, battery-powered lanterns and extra batteries.
  • For those with fireplaces, be sure to have kindling and a good supply of wood.
  • For those using a generator, follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and all safety guidelines to protect utility employees from injury.

Report any outages promptly through the MyCoastalEC mobile app, CoastalElectric.Coop or (800) 421-2343. Crews will be standing by.

PURPA Hearing Notice: April 20, 2023

Coastal Electric Cooperative will hold a hearing to facilitate the consideration and determination of standards established by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. This hearing is held pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. § 2601 et…Continue Reading

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