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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.

Five tips for space heater safety

Five tips for space heater safety
By April Lollar, APR, CCC
 

SRE Mourns the Passing of Board Chairman Harvey Lemmon

Beloved co-op director and current board chairman, A. Harvey Lemmon of Woodbury, passed away unexpectedly Sunday. He joined the Southern Rivers Energy board of directors in 2009 and has served the last three years as Board Chairman.

Frigid Temps & Increased Load Caused Outages

This morning's freezing temps significantly increased the demand or load on our system and took out a circuit in the Milner substation. Crews have restored power but are now in the process of shifting some of the load to different circuits to increase stability going forward. During this process, members in Milner and along Hwy 41 going toward Pike County may experience brief interruptions but crews are working as quickly as possible to minimize the duration of the outages. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Electric Cooperatives are Ready to Work with Elected Officials

As the nation prepares to welcome a new Congress and Administration, America’s electric cooperatives are ready to welcome back old friends and introduce ourselves to newcomers.

Mary Persons Student Wins Area Electrical CDE

Brice Turner of Mary Persons High School and Eric Mooney of Upson-Lee High School recently participated in the Area III EMC/FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event (CDE) at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley.

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

SRE Seeks Scholarship Applicants

Southern Rivers Energy is accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, the Southern Rivers Energy Trust Scholarship and the Washington Youth Tour. Criteria and deadlines for each opportunity are outlined below:

Walter Harrison Scholarship

Don't Let Energy Efficiency Take a Holiday

Dont let energy efficiency take a holiday
 

No matter what or how you celebrate, energy use tends to increase during the holiday season. With more guests in your home and activities taking place, your electric meter spins a little faster than usual, costing you more money. Start the new year off right. Celebrate the holidays efficiently so you don’t have to worry about a high electric bill.

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