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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.

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.

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.

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.

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