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If you cannot attend our Annual Meeting next month, you can still vote in the co-op's trustee elections! There are three trustee candidates up for re-election this year. To... Continue Reading ›

Co-op members gathered at three trustee district meetings in late January-early February to select candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees in Districts 3, 5 and 7.... Continue Reading ›

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As of 5 p.m. Monday, 99 percent of our members have had their electric service restored.  Clay Electric has all available resources in the Gainesville District to... Continue Reading ›

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Restoration efforts focus on the remaining 3 percent

Clay Electric Cooperative understands the difficulties that members experienced in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane brought destruction and power outages to North Florida and upended the lives of thousands of the cooperative’s members. The cooperative appreciates the patience of those members who remain out of power. All available resources are being focused Sunday to help these members regain service.

To assist members in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Clay Electric is waiving all late fees and collection activities from Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 22.

Clay Electric’s district offices will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 18.

Clay Electric is asking members who remain out of power to call 888-434-9844 or go to ClayElectric.com to report their outage. Even if a member reported their outage before, they’re urged to do so again.

Currently, 97 percent of the cooperative’s members have power.

Restoration efforts are considered substantially complete in the following counties: Baker, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Levy, Union, Suwannee and Volusia.

All available restoration resources are being focused Sunday in the following counties: Alachua, Bradford, Lake, Marion and Putnam.

Some areas of the cooperative’s service territory are difficult to access due to flooding, particularly in Alachua and Marion counties, where over 20 inches of rain has fallen in the past several weeks. The cooperative is utilizing specialized equipment to rebuild its distribution system in these areas.

Damage assessments were performed by drone on two islands in the St. Johns River just north of Lake George that are served by Clay Electric. Restoration efforts on Drayton and Hogg islands will get underway as resources are freed up in other areas.

“We appreciate all the hard work from our personnel and those who came to help us in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma,” said General Manager/CEO Ricky Davis. “We also appreciate the patience of our members during this difficult and challenging ordeal, and all the kind words of support received from our members.”