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

SCAM ALERT

Updated June 23: ATTENTION members: We have received reports of someone knocking on doors claiming to be a Coast Electric meter reading contractor. This person is NOT an employee and is NOT affiliated with Coast Electric. The member reporting this incident lives on JP Ladner Road in northwest Harrison County. The person posing as a…Continue Reading

Holiday office closing 

Coast Electric offices will be closed Friday, March 25 in observance of Good Friday. Dispatchers will remain on duty and crews will be on call throughout the holiday weekend. Call 877-769-2372 or use our free CE on the Go mobile app to report outages.Continue Reading

South Mississippi Electric rolls out solar power sites – First of five planned solar facilities located at Coast Electric in Kiln

South Mississippi Electric (SME) today celebrated the first solar power generation facilities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with ribbon cutting events at Coast Electric Power Association in Kiln and Singing River Electric Power Association in Lucedale. The smaller-scale installations of 100 kW or less are the first two of five such facilities SME plans to…Continue Reading

Take action to support legislation that could impact your electric bill

Mississippi Senate Bill 2089 and House Bill 1139 – What it means for you Coast Electric and other Mississippi electric cooperatives are supporting Mississippi Senate Bill 2089 and House Bill 1139. These bills seek to protect co-op members like you from increased government regulations and higher electric bills. What are Senate Bill 2089 and House…Continue Reading

Scam alert

Coast Electric members are being cautioned after the company received word from members in the Saucier area that someone is posing as an employee of the cooperative to try to gain access to residents’ homes. The person is saying they need to inspect the breaker box inside of the home. Coast Electric members should know:…Continue Reading

Coast Electric’s generation and transmission co-op, South Mississippi Electric, part of national cooperative appeal challenging federal government’s Clean Power Plan

Special from South Mississippi Electric  Hattiesburg-based South Mississippi Electric (SME), Coast Electric’s generation and transmission provider, joined a petition filed Oct. 23, 2015, by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) challenging the federal government’s Clean Power Plan, an ill-advised regulation that will harm SME’s members like Coast Electric and its nearly 80,000 members through…Continue Reading