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Clay Electric is focused on the health and well-being of our members, employees and the communities we serve. Our management team is working to address increasing concerns and... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees has declared a $12 million Capital Credits refund for members who received service from 1990 through 2018. Capital Credits reflect... Continue Reading ›

With due regard to the safety and health of our members, Clay Electric Cooperative has made the difficult decision to cancel the gathering portion of its 82nd Annual Meeting. The... Continue Reading ›

Co-op members gathered at three trustee district meetings in late January 2020 to select candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees in Districts 2, 4 and 6. Incumbents Kelley... Continue Reading ›

As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, the eye of Hurricane Dorian has nearly passed the state of Florida. The forecast calls for tropical storm force gusts and periods of heavy... Continue Reading ›


We want to welcome members of the media to our online newsroom. This site is designed to help you obtain useful information about Clay Electric. You'll find at-a-glance facts about our cooperative (General Info), information about our power restoration procedures, a link to our Power Outage Map, and an archive of our news releases. There are also links to related companies, like our wholesale power supplier (Seminole Electric Co-op), our statewide association in Tallahassee (Florida Electric Cooperatives Association), and our national organization (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association). Please don't hesitate to call us with your questions. We welcome your inquiries.

Who to Call
Kathy Richardson, Manager of Communications (352) 473-8000 ext. 8359
Justin Caudell, Editor, (352) 473-8000 ext. 8379
Laurel Ring, Communications Specialist (352) 473-8000 ext. 8438

For inquiries after business hours, please call (352) 473-4917. Please check our Facebook page for information about major outages.

Danger Zone for News Crews
News crews covering weather- or accident-related stories should exercise caution in areas where power lines may be down. Regardless of whether power crews have reached the scene, repair sites can be extremely dangerous. TV news crews should especially be aware of power lines when raising microwave antenna masts and other tall electronic equipment, especially if it's dark.

General Info
Media Quick Facts (PDF)
Company Overview
Ricky Davis, General Manager
Number of meters: 183,667
Miles of line: 13,000+
Number of employees: 500+
Average kWh per member/month (2018): 1,186
Counties served: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Flagler*, Gilchrist*, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee*, Union, Volusia (*-fewer than 5 accounts)

Hurricane Information
Hurricane Preparation Guide
Info Sheet on Safe Operation of Portable Generators

Power Restoration
During major outages, Clay Electric will issue daily restoration updates to the news media. Please make sure you are added to our e-mail list to receive these updates.
* To be added to our e-mail list, please contact Kathy Richardson.

Power Outage Map (shows current outages in our service areas)
How Dependable Electricity Reaches You (PDF)
How Power is Restored After a Major Outage (PDF)

News Releases

Media Coverage
Clay Electric customers sound off on electric service (Herald-Tribune, 8/10/19)
Clay Electric gives donation to KWVA to support bridge scholarships (, 7/23/19)
Melrose Fire Department first in Putnam County with ballistic vests (Operation Round Up mention; Action News Jax, 6/17/19)
Clay Electric returning $12 million to members (, 3/13/18)
Clay Electric customers to get refunds for 44th year in a row (Times-Union, 3/13/18)
"Clean Power Plan" reversal doesn't have immediate impact for your wallet (, 10/9/17)
Utility donates to outreach (Ocala Star-Banner, 6/12/17)
Clay Electric trustees approve record $8 Capital Credits refund (Clay Today, 3/16/17)
Clay Electric selects Landis+Gyr for AMI deployment (Clay Today, 3/15/17)
Foundation donates to league (Ocala Star-Banner, 1/30/17)
Gov. Rick Scott visits Clay Electric, congratulates employees (, 10/20/16)
Recovering and Rebuilding after Hurricane Hermine (ECT Co-op, 9/7/16)
Clay Electric preparing to respond to power outages (, 9/1/16)
Clay Electric to round up bills for charity (, 8/18/16)
Operation Round Up to help communities served by Clay Electric (, 8/18/16)
Clay Electric kicking off Operation Round Up in October (, 8/16/16)
Clay Electric to "round up" on bills in October for charity (, 8/16/16)
Clay Electric customers to see increase in bill for charity (, 8/16/16)
Apprentices brighten future for Clay Electric (Florida Times Union, 6/13/16)
Photo shows lemur commandeering Clay Electric car (, 3/16/16)
Lemur jumps into driver's seat of Florida meter reader's truck (, 3/17/16)
Clay Electric lowers power cost for customers (, 3/8/16)
Clay Electric crews head north for storm (Gainesville Sun, 1/22/16)
Another power cost decrease for Clay Electric (, 11/4/15)
See what happens when a snake causes a power outage (, 9/16/15)
Clay Electric drops costs to customers (Gainesville Sun, 7/10/15)
Clay Electric lowering electric prices (, 7/9/15)
Clay Co-op plans $5.25 million in refunds (Gainesville Sun, 2/6/15)


Our member newsletter, the Kilowatt, is published six times per year. Our monthly news update, the PowerLine, is included in members' billing statements.
Communications Page

Style Guide
Style Guide and Glossary (PDF)

Industry Links
Seminole Electric Cooperative 
Florida Electric Cooperatives Association
Touchstone Energy®
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Federal Emergency Management Agency