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South River EMC Enters Assessment and Restoration Period

As the winds and rains from Hurricane Dorian begin to dwindle, South River EMC starts the day with 7,121 of its 45,000 members without electric service. The bulk of the outages (nearly 6500) are the result of a Duke Energy transmission line outage.  The majority of the outages, 6004, are in Sampson County, with 463 in Bladen, 447 in Cumberland, 106 in Johnston and 96 in Harnett.

South River EMC Ready To Respond

South River EMC is ready to respond to power outages in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

The electric cooperative has over 130 additional line and tree personnel traveling from Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina to assist. These extra crews serve as a force multiplier for South River EMC’s regular in-field workforce and contractors.

Have No Fear This School Year, Bright Ideas Are Here

South River EMC is once again offering teachers an opportunity to bring a new lesson or way of learning to their classrooms with the Bright Ideas grant program.

The program is for educators working at K-12 public schools, to help improve lessons where the budget doesn’t always cover an important teaching tool that would benefit the classroom.

Small Change Adds Up To Benefit Many This Summer And Beyond

South River EMC’s Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, was busy with funding this month awarding $69,362 in Operation Round Up grants to 12 local nonprofits and schools, thanks to Cooperative members’ generosity.

FEMA Approves $3.8 Million for Electric Cooperative in North Carolina

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $3.8 million to reimburse the South River Electric Membership Corporation in Dunn for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence.

The cooperative provides electrical service to Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Johnston and Sampson counties, which were included in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Florence.

High winds, rain and flooding caused by the hurricane damaged overhead utility poles, lines and transformers in multiple counties.

Local Linemen Help Light The Way In Bolivia

In May, two South River EMC linemen embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. These local men joined 11 linemen from six other North Carolina electric cooperatives to travel to Bolivia for an experience that was life changing for the residents of a small village and the line workers alike.

Operation Round Up Application Deadline Draws Near

Operation Round Up grant applications are once again available from South River EMC’s charitable donations program. The deadline for submission is approaching quickly.

The program collects donations from participating South River EMC members through their electric bill to improve the quality of life for our community through schools and nonprofit organizations.

Workshop Regarding 115 kV Line Siting Study in the Cumberland County Area

South River Electric Membership Corporation takes the reliability of our electric system very seriously. Over the past several years, weather events such as Hurricanes Matthew and Florence have adversely impacted our goal to provide reliable electric service. This is especially true for communities in southern Cumberland and northern Bladen counties. These communities, which are served by our Cape Fear and Butler substations, are particularly vulnerable to power outages because they are served from a single 115,000 volt (115 kV) transmission line.

South River EMC Returns $3 Million

South River Electric Membership Corporation members will have a pleasant surprise on their May electric bills due to higher-than-expected margins in 2018. Active members who had electric service with the Cooperative in 2018 will find a credit on their electric bills in May.

Members Beware Scammers Demanding Payment

South River EMC would like to bring to attention something that everyone should be aware of when answering the phone – scammers.

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