Due to the continuing rise of natural gas prices, Clay Electric Cooperative will implement an increase in its rates, beginning with May billing cycles. This is the second rate... 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 ›

Due to rising costs to generate power, Clay Electric Cooperative will implement an increase in its rates, beginning with April billing cycles. Members using the industry household... Continue Reading ›

Members are invited to the co-op’s 84th Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 26 at the football stadium at Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m.... Continue Reading ›

The 84th Annual Meeting video report is now available. The video features an overview of the past year and the announcement of trustee election results. We will also announce the... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees has declared a $12 million Capital Credits refund for members who received service from 1992 through 2020. Capital Credits reflect... Continue Reading ›

Power Theft

Power Theft

Power theft, also known as current diversion, is illegal and very dangerous.

Under Section 812.14 of the Florida Statutes, someone convicted of power theft can be fined $1,000 or up to three times the cost of the electricity stolen. They can also face up to a year in prison.

Attempting to steal electricity by tampering with a meter or equipment can get someone killed. It also creates a dangerous safety hazard for the public and Clay Electric employees.

The theft of electricity also affects all of the co-op's members. When someone steals electricity, they're really stealing from their neighbors and other co-op members.

Power thieves can typically afford to pay their electric bills, they just want to see if they can get away with it. Most are caught, and some of these thieves are seriously injured or killed by electrical contact accidents. If you suspect someone is stealing electricity, please call your nearest Clay Electric district office and report this illegal activity. It's not necessary to identify yourself when making a report. Thanks!

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