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ESFI Warns Public About the Dangers of Electric Shock Drowning

Despite being categorized as leisure activities, swimming and boating can quickly become dangerous. While water-safety behaviors such as wearing life jackets and maintaining safe boating speeds have become commonplace, a serious hazard remains that is often overlooked. This silent killer, classified as electric shock drowning, occurs in fresh water when a typically low level alternating current (AC) passes through the body, which causes muscular paralysis and eventually leads to drowning.

Digital Devices Impact Energy Use

Ah, the Digital Age. We have gadgets galore, the ability to manage our homes in new and innovative ways, brilliant images and captivating sounds of modern entertainment options and of course, the internet. Clearly, digital devices reign supreme. Yet these cool new capabilities come with a couple of pitfalls; vampire loads and the issue of “technology reincarnation.”

Scammers Targeting Local Businesses

Monday, May 8 - Several local auto businesses have been targeted today by scammers threatening to disconnect their power if they did not submit immediate payment on a past due bill. Please be advised that while Southern Rivers Energy does make courtesy calls to members who are subject to disconnection for non-payment, we call the day before the account is scheduled to be disconnected in order to give our members time to make the payment. 

Operation Round Up Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the our recent Operation Round Up grant recipients. The following is a list of recipients who received grants in March. The Trust Board meets and reviews applications every other month. Donations to the program are not granted for general operating expenses or utility bills.

April is Lineman Appreciation Month

Southern Rivers Energy Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Month

Georgia’s electric utilities, including Southern Rivers Energy, have set aside the month of April to honor the brave men and women who keep our electricity flowing all year round.

What was a one-day observance has been extended to an entire month.

NEW SCAM AIMED AT EMC MEMBERS

Thieves Devise New Ways to Prey upon Unsuspecting Customers

Southern Rivers Energy members should be on guard for the latest ploy to obtain quick cash and personal information such as credit card and social security numbers.

“Be aware of callers claiming they are with Southern Rivers Energy selling security systems or threatening disconnection if an immediate payment isn't made on the account,” says Erin Cook with Southern Rivers Energy.

2017 SRE Trust Scholarship Recipients Announced

We are happy to introduce our 2017 Southern Rivers Energy Trust Scholarship recipients! This year we received 42 applications and each one was judged blindly by retired educators who volunteered their time for the program. Students were chosen based on their dedication to community service, integrity, innovation, accountability and academics.

New Phone Payment Option Eliminates Fee

Southern Rivers Energy is excited to announce a new payment option for members. The Integrated Voice Recording system takes payments using an automated system and the best part is, there is no fee. Previously, SRE charged a $3.95 processing fee when a customer service representative took payments verbally over the phone and keyed in the payment information by hand.

Scams Are on the Rise

Utilities are raising awareness about scams

By Tracy Warren

            When a scammer called Florida pet clinic operator Cindy Evers last year and demanded immediate payment on an overdue electric bill, it sounded real.

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