April Lollar

Power Cost Decrease Begins April 1

Twice each year, Coast Electric makes a power cost adjustment. Power cost adjustments occur because of changes in the cost of generating power. Costs paid to Coast Electric’s power supplier, Cooperative Energy, are typically higher in the winter and lower in the summer. Coast Electric can pass along these decreased costs to members. Over a period of 12 months, your …

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Cooperative Energy, MISO Continue Request for Members to Limit Electricity Use Until Midnight

6:30 p.m. 2/16 HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Cooperative Energy, Coast Electric’s wholesale power provider, is asking the consumer-members of its 11 electric distribution cooperatives to continue to limit their electricity use until midnight on Feb. 16. Forced generation outages, below-normal temperatures, and high demand is causing a critical shortage of electricity in parts of the southeastern …

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Cooperative Energy, MISO Ask Members to Limit Electricity Use

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Cooperative Energy, Coast Electric’s wholesale power provider, is asking the consumer-members of its 11 electric distribution cooperatives to limit their electricity use until further notice. Forced generation outages, below-normal temperatures, and high demand is causing a critical shortage of electricity in parts of the southeastern United States. This voluntary action will hopefully …

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CoastConnect receives grant from federal communications commission for expansion of high-speed fiber internet system

CoastConnect has been awarded a $7.86 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand its high-speed fiber internet system. The grant will be awarded over a 10-year period, for an annual total of $786,567.99. Funds will be used to expand CoastConnect’s system to areas the FCC has designated as unserved or underserved in …

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Coast Electric joins other co-ops in Mississippi to support their communities on MLK Day of Service

Coast Electric and other Mississippi electric cooperatives participated in efforts to support the communities they serve on the 2021 MLK Day of Service. Although COVID turned plans for the Day of Service into an employee-only effort for Coast Electric this year, co-op employees are collecting diapers for the United Way of South Mississippi’s annual diaper …

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Coast Electric announces CoastConnect – a subsidiary offering high-speed internet service to rural residents

Coast Electric Power Association is pleased to announce CoastConnect, a subsidiary of the electric cooperative that will provide phone and high-speed internet service to customers in Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River counties. CoastConnect is a stand-alone subsidiary and its operations do not impact any Coast Electric member’s electrical costs. The announcement comes after the successful …

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Coast Electric Receives Grant for Rural Broadband Pilot Project in Pearl River County

Coast Electric Power Association has been awarded a grant that will bring high-speed internet service to residents in northern Pearl River County, the most un-served and under-served area of the cooperative’s service territory. Earlier this month, Coast Electric, along with 14 other electric cooperatives in Mississippi, submitted grant applications for broadband high-speed internet pilot projects …

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Coast Electric and CoBank Donate Funds to Local Food Pantries

In partnership with CoBank, a national cooperative bank that serves utilities in rural America, Coast Electric Power Association has issued grants to local food pantries through the bank’s Sharing Success program. Sharing Success is a fund that allows CoBank members to apply for grants and receive matching funds for local organizations. Coast Electric recently proposed …

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