EMEPA prepares to send crews to South Carolina

East Mississippi Electric Power Association is preparing to send 20 employees including linemen, servicemen and engineers to Edisto Electric Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Bamberg, South Carolina, to aid in power restoration efforts following Hurricane Florence.

Edisto Electric is preparing for the possibility of significant damage and widespread power outages in the wake of the storm.

EMEPA crews are tentatively scheduled to depart from EMEPA’s Meridian office on Saturday, Sept. 15.

EMEPA to hold 80th Annual Meeting

Join East Mississippi Electric Power Association for our 80th Annual Meeting of the membership Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in the Association’s Meridian Auditorium. Official notices were mailed in August to invite you and all EMEPA members to attend our Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will inform members of actions taken during the past year in addition…Continue Reading

Leave the pole alone: Placing a sign on a utility pole could endanger a life

What do yard sale and political campaign signs, basketball hoops, deer stands, satellite dishes and birdhouses have in common? They’re often found illegally attached to utility poles. But this isn’t only a crime of inconvenience. Safety issues caused by unapproved pole attachments place the lives of lineworkers and the public in peril. It may seem…Continue Reading

EMEPA sends crews to Singing River Electric following Tropical Storm Gordon

East Mississippi Electric Power Association sent 15 linemen, servicemen and engineers to Singing River Electric Cooperative (SRE), headquartered in Lucedale, Miss., to aid in power restoration efforts following Tropical Storm Gordon. SRE experienced a peak of over 10,000 outages following TS Gordon. The cooperative serves more than 73,000 meters in southeast Mississippi. EMEPA crews departed…Continue Reading

EMEPA Prepares for Tropical Storm Gordon

East Mississippi Electric Power Association officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon closely. If outages occur within the EMEPA service area, personnel will respond as soon as possible. East Mississippi Electric Power Association encourages its members to take safety precautions during and after the storm. Watch and listen to local media for Tropical Storm reports. Stay…Continue Reading

Visit to nation’s capital inspires Youth Tour students

Each year, East Mississippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA) sponsors high school juniors in its service territory on a tour of the nation’s capital. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s, and more than 50,000 students from across America have experienced this unique opportunity.…Continue Reading

Residential Time-of-Use Rate Plan coming soon

East Mississippi Electric Power Association will launch a new money-saving option for members this summer. EMEPA’s Time-of-Use (TOU) electric rate plan offers you a money-saving option for using your electric service during off-peak hours. By reducing your electric use during peak times, you have the opportunity to decrease your monthly energy costs without reducing the…Continue Reading

The value of our service continues to shine

By Randy Carroll, CEO Recently I had a conversation with an old friend of mine. He was intrigued with solar panels and battery installations he heard about in the news. One of his questions caught my attention. “Aren’t you guys afraid solar will put you out of business?” he asked. My response probably surprised him.…Continue Reading

ECM Foundation scholarships awarded

The Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Mississippi cooperative employees that are qualifying high school seniors enrolled full time at accredited institutions for the following fall semester. This year’s recipients Ashley Higginbotham, daughter of Jimmy and Nancy Higginbotham Kayle Reynolds, daughter of Derrick and Krystal Reynolds Sarah White, daughter of…Continue Reading