Coast Electric crews are preparing to assist Clay Electric Cooperative in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Clay Electric serves 170,000 members in 14 North Florida counties. At 10 a.m. on Monday morning, Clay reported that 152,811 members are without service. Coast Electric is sending construction and service crews as well as vehicle maintenance and safety personnel to assist the cooperative with restoration efforts.
As a not-for-profit cooperative, Coast Electric is guided by a set of seven principles that drive company operations. One of those principles is Cooperation among Cooperatives. This means cooperative employees are ready and willing to assist sister co-ops in times of need. “So many co-op crew members have assisted Coast Electric members after storms here,” said Coast Electric President and CEO Ron Barnes. “It is important for us to be able to return the favor when we are called on to help. I am proud that our employees will be part of rebuilding and restoring electric service and communities for the people of Florida.”