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Planned Power Outage – May 21st from 8-10 AM

Please be advised that CEC will conduct a planned power outage on Tuesday, May 21st, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. This outage is necessary to make upgrades to our electric facilities and it should take no longer than two hours. The areas affected by this outage include Hwy 29 south from SEC Kubota to Kearley Road and all of Sugar Hill subdivision, as well as Blake Pruitt Road and the east end of Creekwood Road. These areas are in Covington County. Members with questions or concerns may contact Jeffery Rolling at 334-208-9970.

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Generator Safety

Portable generators can be very helpful to consumers during outages, but we urge CEC members to follow these safety guidelines when using portable generators:

  • Never connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring. This can cause back feeding along power lines and electrocute anyone coming in contact with them, including lineman making repairs.
  • Never plug a generator into a regular household outlet. This can also cause back feeding and pose an electrocution risk to utility workers and others served by the same utility transformer.
  • Always plug appliances directly into generators. Connecting the generator to your home’s circuits or wiring must be done by a licensed electrician who will install a transfer switch to prevent back feeding.
  • Use heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords. Make sure extension cords are free of tears and the plug has all three prongs.
  • Ensure your generator is properly grounded.
  • Never overload a generator. A portable generator should be used only when necessary and only to power essential equipment or appliances.
  • Turn off all equipment powered by the generator before shutting down the generator.
  • Keep the generator dry. Operate it on a dry surface under an open structure.
  • Always have a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Never fuel a generator while it is operating.
  • Read and adhere the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.