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

Safety above all else

“Safety” is a universal word that is mentioned often and used loosely. Communities large and small, as well as companies across all industries, are committed to safety. Sports leagues, at every level, take safety seriously. Unfortunately, when it really counts, steps to keep the public, workers, athletes and loved ones safe are often ignored in…Continue Reading

Leading the way into the future through Mississippi’s brightest students

The Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi recently held the 32ndYouth Leadership Workshop in downtown Jackson. This annual youth event brought students from across Mississippi to the state capital to meet their legislators and to participate in activities designed to enhance their already present leadership abilities. The workshop began on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and continued through Friday,…Continue Reading

The value of electricity continues to shine

How many of us remember dropping into an East Mississippi Electric Power Association office with our parents and grandparents to pay the light bill? Whether you do that in person, by mail or online today, paying your monthly bill does a lot more than just keep the lights on. Electricity keeps us connected to our…Continue Reading

EMEPA preps for 5th Annual Shoot For A Cure

East Mississippi Electric Power Association is gearing up for its 5th Annual Shoot For A Cure scheduled for Thursday, March 8 at Camp Binachi in Lauderdale County. Last year, EMEPA employees and supporters raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society through this premier fundraising event. EMEPA’s Relay For Life team has been recognized as…Continue Reading

Freezing temperatures bring increased energy use

We closed out 2017 and welcomed 2018 with bone-chilling temperatures as an arctic outbreak swept across much of the nation bringing record-breaking cold. These cold temperatures bring higher energy bills as heating equipment inside members’ homes and businesses is challenged to fight the unusually frigid weather. In December, temperatures dipped into the lower 20s, and…Continue Reading