Notice for members
Beginning in October, Coast Electric members will see an increase in the amount of their daily service charge. Daily service charges will increase from $1.13/day to $1.23/day, a total increase of $3 per month. The cooperative has not had a daily service charge increase in three years.
What is the daily service charge?
The daily service charge covers Coast Electric’s costs of running a business. Think about the poles, lines, facilities and equipment it takes to safely deliver power to your homes and businesses every day. It also helps ensure you are being served by highly-skilled and trained employees. The daily service charge helps Coast Electric maintain a healthy financial status for members like you who have invested in your cooperative.
Why the increase?
As business costs increase, Coast Electric passes those costs along to members to ensure costs are aligned with charges.
Coast Electric employees work to deliver reliable electricity to members at cost. We strive to balance the cost of providing exceptional service with bottom line costs for the people we serve. If you have any questions about these or any other charges, please call 877-769-2372.
Operation Round Up Grant Applications Available Now
Working together, the cooperative way, Coast Electric members are making a difference in the communities where we live, work and play. With Operation Round Up, members' bills are rounded to the nearest dollar amount each month and funds are put into Coast Electric's Community Trust. Of the funds collected, 65 percent is available for community grants. Another 25 percent goes to Share Your Blessings, a program that helps friends and neighbors who need a little help paying their electric bills, and the remaining 10 percent goes into an endowment for future projects.
We are now accepting applications for grants of up to $10,000 from charitable organizations whose efforts benefit Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties.
So What’s an Electric Cooperative and how does it help me?
Electric cooperatives like Coast Electric are operated and owned by the people we serve. That means you're more than just a customer, you are a member of your local electric co-op. Co-ops are not-for-profit businesses so decisions are made with our members, not profit, in mind. We were built and are lead by members just like you and we want you to know what being a member of a co-op is all about.
Learn more about the benefits of being a member and consumer of Coast Electric and about Coast Electric's mission of providing safe, excellent service, affordable electricity and improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Reduce Your Use Contest
Coast Electric wants you to reduce your energy use and see savings on your monthly energy costs! Each month, you will have an opportunity to register to win a prize that will help you reduce the energy consumption in your home. All you have to do is fill out our entry form below. It only takes a few seconds and you could win a prize that helps you save!
Superior Service and Dependable Energy.
At the Lowest Possible Price.
Each year, Coast Electric ranks as one of the top utilities in the nation for providing reliable electric service. Reliable service doesn't only mean fewer outages for shorter periods of time, it means having highly-skilled employees you can depend on when the power does go out. It means having a team of people working for you to balance reliability, service and cost. Because we aren't just the people who work here - we are your neighbors, your friends and we are members, too.
Time of Use Rates
As a consumer, you’re accustomed to making money-saving choices and paying lower prices for goods and services used during off-peak times. A number of industries — such as telecommunications and commercial airlines — offer attractive off-peak rates to even out customer demand and prevent system overload.
Coast Electric’s Time of Use (TOU) electric rate is based on the same idea. By reducing your electric use during peak times, you have the opportunity to decrease your annual energy costs — without reducing the overall amount of electricity you use.
Service Rules & Regulations
Section I Preface
Section II – Definitions
Section III – Kind of Service
Section IV – Use of Service
Section V – Requests for Service and Deposits
Section VI – Metering, Billing and Payment
Section VII – Line and Service Extensions
Section VIII – General
Appendix A – Fees and Deposits
Energy Efficiency and You. What You Can Do to Lower Your Power Bills.
Have you ever had a company tell you to use less of the product it sells? That's exactly what we want you to do. When you manage your energy use and save, less energy needs to be produced and everyone saves. There's a lot of information out there but we want to be your source for energy savings. We have lots of programs and services that can make a difference in the energy you use and the money you spend. Let us show you how to take charge of your energy use.
Renewable Energy at Your Cooperative
Providing reliable, affordable energy to our members is our mission. To make sure we reach that goal, Coast Electric's generation provider, Cooperative Energy, uses a diverse mix of generation sources, including an expanding portfolio of solar energy. We want to be your trusted source and help you make decisions about which solar options are right for you. Check out what we have to offer. The future is bright!