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Capital Credits

Part of what sets electric membership cooperatives or EMCs apart from the larger investor-owned utilities (IOUs) is that EMCs are not-for-profit.

This means that any revenue that is collected after covering our operation costs is returned to our members in the form of Capital Credits based on each member's energy usage for a given year. Southern Rivers Energy typically refunds capital credits in December.

To date the cooperative has refunded more than $18.2 million to its members. For questions regarding capital credits please contact Customer Service at 770-358-1383 or toll free, 877-358-1383.

Below is a list of checks were returned as undeliverable for the years 2018 and 2019.

2018 Undelivered Refunds
2019 Undelivered Refunds


In compliance with O.C.G.A. § 44-12-236 of The Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act, Southern Rivers Energy is attempting to locate former members whose capital credit checks were issued in 2014, but which have been returned by the U.S. Post Office as “undeliverable” or have otherwise been unclaimed.

A current list of these members, with their last known addresses and instructions for claiming these funds, is posted below, and at our corporate office at 1367 Hwy 341 South in Barnesville, GA, for review between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Mon. – Fri.

The last possible date to claim these funds is August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  If these funds are not claimed by this date, they will be donated for charitable uses, as permitted by O.C.G.A. § 44-12-236.

To claim a refund or submit any questions about this notice or the list, please contact Customer Service at 770-358-1383 or toll free at 877-358-1383.

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