Clay Electric personnel continues efforts Wednesday evening, July 7, to restore service to members who were impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa. As of 8 p.m., 1,836 members remained... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric Cooperative is grieving for a lost friend and co-worker. Lineworker William “Ziggy” Ziegenfelder, 56, passed away while working in the co-op's Gainesville service... Continue Reading ›

Vehicles from our fleet are currently up for auction online and more will be available in the coming weeks. Three auctions will take place; two will feature small fleet vehicles... Continue Reading ›

A forecast team from Colorado State University has predicted an above-average level of activity in the Atlantic basin this hurricane season. The CSU Tropical Meteorology... Continue Reading ›

The 83rd Annual Meeting video report is now available. You’ll hear remarks from the president of the Board of Trustees, Susan Reeves; General Manager Ricky Davis' report; and the... Continue Reading ›

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus, the co-op has made the difficult decision to cancel the gathering portion of Annual Meeting for the second year in a... Continue Reading ›

Power restored to 82,000; restoration continues

About 82,000 Clay Electric members have had their power restored as of Wednesday afternoon, September 13. The remaining 69,500 Clay Electric members, who make up 40 percent of our customer base, are still without power.

Clay Electric employees and the multitude of outside personnel who have come from other states to assist will continue to work to restore power to as many members as they can. Our six district offices will remain closed to the public on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 so all our personnel can devote their attention to restoration efforts.

Here are a few reminders:

  • We encourage our members to be safe when removing debris from their property. Snakes and other animals displaced by the storm and high water are moving around, so be extra careful.
  • There are many low-hanging or downed power lines in our area at this time. These lines may still be energized, so please avoid going near them and never touch them.
  • If you use a generator, know how to operate it safely, and do not hook it up to your home’s wiring system. It could backfeed into our distribution system and kill or injure personnel making repairs.
  • Our outage reporting phone lines have been jammed with calls. There’s no need to call us since we are very likely aware that your power is out.