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SRE Prepares for Hurricane Irma

Southern Rivers Energy is closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma and contingency plans are in place. Trucks and materials are stocked and our crews are ready to respond to outages. Rest assured we are prepared but we urge our members and the community as a whole to take this seriously and have a plan in place in the event that Irma causes extensive damage and widespread outages.

Thank You for Making our 80th Annual Meeting a Sucess!

Nearly 600 Attend Southern Rivers Energy’s 80th Annual Meeting

SRE Discontinues Surge Protection Program

Starting Jan. 1, 2016, Southern Rivers Energy began phasing out the Tesco Surge Protection program. Each protector has a 10-year warranty (from the manufacture date) so beginning Jan. 1, 2016, we began removing the protectors whose warranties were expiring.

Power is Restored

Update: 4:19 p.m., power has been restored.

Middle School Students Race Cars and Learn About Solar Energy

Middle School Students Shine at SRE Junior Solar Sprint

Junior Solar Sprint is a “green” car design competition that teaches principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Calling All Teachers! Apply Now for the 2017 Round of Bright Ideas Grants!

Teachers, receive up to $1000 for your creative lesson plans!  

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. 

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.

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