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

Coast Electric CEO Bob Occhi receives award from National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Coast Electric Power Association President and CEO Bob Occhi was honored recently by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) with a Regional Award for Outstanding Service. Occhi was recognized at NRECA’s Regional Meeting in South Carolina that brought together leaders from cooperatives in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. He was…Continue Reading

Coast Electric announces more than $4.6 million in capital credits for members

Coast Electric Power Association Board Chairman Gil Arceneaux announced recently that the cooperative will retire $4,600,891 in capital credits to its members, which is the largest retirement in company history. Checks will be mailed to eligible current and former members on Friday, Dec. 2. Members who have questions about their accounts can call 877-769-2372 for…Continue Reading

New renewable energy rate available

Coast Electric announced at its Annual Meeting in November that the company will be offering a new renewable energy program to its members, which will initially be offered in a limited amount. More members will have the ability to take advantage of the renewable energy program as more renewable sources are constructed over the coming…Continue Reading

Coast Electric-sponsored Halloween activities

This Halloween, Coast Electric is making sure all of the little ghouls and goblins in south Mississippi are in for a ton of spooky fun! These events are all free and open to the public. Halloween Safety Presentations at your Local Library Coast Electric has partnered with several local libraries to bring you these fun-filled events…Continue Reading

Annual Meeting – November 3

Coast Electric members are invited to attend the cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Kiln Headquarters location on Hwy. 603. As a not-for-profit cooperative business, those who receive service from Coast Electric are members and owners of the company. The Annual Meeting and voting process are benefits of co-op membership as they give those…Continue Reading

Coast Electric cautions players of Pokémon Go to steer clear of substations, power lines

Coast Electric Power Association warns players of the augmented reality game Pokémon  Go to stay away from power lines, transformers and substations when playing the game. Coast Electric encourages users to exercise extreme caution when playing this new global phenomenon. Electric utilities cannot control where the Pokémon appear, making it important for players to make…Continue Reading

How you can manage your energy use – and costs – this summer

Summertime in Mississippi is undoubtedly hot. We’re talking sweltering. And that means your AC unit is having to work overtime to make up the difference between the outside temperature and the temperature setting on your thermostat. Our energy efficiency experts get questions from our members about why their bills are higher in summer months. After…Continue Reading