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SRE Annual Meeting Will Be Drive-Thru Only

Early Voting Available at Office Drive-thru Window

Due to COVID-19 pandemic precautions, Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) will hold a non-traditional, drive-thru Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, August 29, 2020 under the equipment shed behind their office at 1367 Hwy 341 South in Barnesville.

Georgia Magazine's August Issue

Click on the cover for full access to the digital version of the August issue of GEORGIA Magazine and SRE'

Changes to SRE Annual Meeting

Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) will hold the 83rd annual members’ meeting as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m., but in a com­pletely different format. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our members and employ­ees, we have decided to hold noth­ing more than a business meeting to satisfy the requirements outlined in our bylaws.

Meeting changes include:

Active Hurricane Season Predicted

June 1 is the start of hurricane season and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is slated to be above-normal. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicts between 13-19 named storms, 6-10 of which could become hurricanes with between 3-6 developing into major hurricanes (categories 3-5 with winds 111 mph or higher). This is much higher than the average of 12 named storms with 6 hurricanes including 3 major hurricanes.

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SRE is Offering Payment Agreements on Past-Due Bills

Updated: 5/15/20
SRE has suspended disconnects for non-payment until May 31 and late fees are waived until June 30. We will begin disconnecting for non-payment on June 1 if you have not called in to set up a payment plan a week before you are scheduled to be disconnected. We will begin assessing late fees again July 1.

Posted 5/6/20

SRE Gives Back With the Help of Co-Op Members and Operation Round Up.

It’s almost impossible to escape the feeling of helplessness when all the news feeds are filled with stories about how COVID-19 is destroying lives, our economy and our way of life. Thankfully, many EMCs, including Southern Rivers Energy, are finding ways to brighten their communities without the flip of a light switch.

At a special called meeting of the Southern Rivers Energy Trust Board on April 16, the board awarded $22,000 in emergency funding to five area food pantries to help their communities weather the pandemic.

Local students awarded $15,000

Southern Rivers Energy Proudly Announces the 2020 SRE Trust Scholarship Winners

COVID-19 Response Update 4/21/20

In yesterday’s press conference, Governor Kemp discussed plans to allow businesses throughout the state to reopen. Given the nature of our industry, Southern Rivers Energy will continue operating as we have since April 6. Our lobby and drive-thru window will remain closed and we will continue working with a reduced work force.

SRE Shelter-in-Place Operations

Dear Southern Rivers Energy Members,

During these uncertain times, our priority is to continue providing reliable, safe, affordable electricity during the COVID-19 crisis, while protecting our members and our employees.

While utilities are included in what is outlined as critical infrastructure in the statewide shelter-in-place order and are expected to continue operating, we have expanded our social distancing policies for the protection and safety of our employees and members. Beginning Monday, April 6:

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