Site Maintenance Wednesday, Sept. 20

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, we will be performing site maintenance and will not be able to accept payments via phone, app, kiosk or on our website from 5 p.m. until midnight. You will still be able to report outages by calling 877-769-2372. We appreciate your patience while we work to make system upgrades.

Coast Electric assisting Florida co-op in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

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…Continue Reading

Coast Electric needs 20 member volunteers to participate in Nest thermostat pilot project

Coast Electric is participating in a Nest Thermostat pilot project in conjunction with our generation and transmission cooperative, Cooperative Energy. Nest thermostats learn behaviors of homeowners and work to lead homeowners to increased efficiency and savings on power bills. This pilot program will study the savings and benefits of the Nest thermostat with co-op members.…Continue Reading

Coast Electric responds to TS Cindy

As rain and rising waters associated with Tropical Storm Cindy affect Coast Electric Power Association’s service area, employees are responding to electrical outages caused by the storm. Crews restored service overnight to members in Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties overnight who experienced outages. Most of those were caused by trees falling onto lines. The…Continue Reading

SCAM Alert

Coast Electric members have been reporting scam calls this week. Most of the reports are coming from business owners. Members are reporting that they are being told they owe money or will be disconnected. No member who has alerted Coast Electric has actually made payment to the callers. How can you spot a scam? Coast…Continue Reading

Coast Electric CEO Bob Occhi retiring after 40+ years of service to cooperative and its members

Robert J. “Bob” Occhi will complete a 42-year electric cooperative career when he retires in March 2017, as President and CEO of Coast Electric Power Association. During his distinguished career, Occhi has been a strong advocate for electric cooperatives at the state and national levels. He became a well-recognized champion for electric cooperatives. Occhi recently…Continue Reading