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 ›

Remote Meter Reading fee drops to $1.95

Clay Electric’s remote meter reading service enables a co-op meter reader to read the meter without entering the homeowner’s property. As of June 1, the monthly charge for this service will be lowered from $3.95 to $1.95.

Remote meter reading benefits both the member and the cooperative. For some members, having their meter read is an inconvenience. They must take time off from work or other activities to go home and unlock a gate or secure pets so the meter reader can have access to the meter.

For the co-op, remote meter reading eliminates the need for employees to call members to open locked gates, deal with potentially dangerous dogs, make livestock precautions, handle safety concerns, and arrange to clear other obstacles to access these accounts. It will also decrease the time meter readers have to spend on service orders, and increase the accuracy of the readings.

The meters used for remote meter reading are more expensive than regular digital or reworked analog meters, so the service charge is designed to help recover that additional cost. The new fee of $1.95 is a savings of $2 per month over the previous fee.

Clay Electric will continue to look at its business practices and make adjustments where possible to be more efficient and cost-effective for its membership.