April Lollar

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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Operation Round Up awards more than $130,000 in charitable grants this quarter

Nineteen charitable organizations in south Mississippi received an early Christmas gift today as Coast Electric awarded grants totaling $131,642 to charitable organizations serving Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties. Grants were made possible through the cooperative’s Operation Round Up program, funded by Coast Electric members who round up their electric bills each month. Donations are …

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