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Clay Electric placed eighth in the 2017 J.D. Power and Associates Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study’s Cooperative Segment. The satisfaction score is the... Continue Reading ›

The 2017 hurricane season begins June 1, and while forecasting agencies have predicted a slightly below-average level of hurricane activity this year, it only takes one storm to... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric received a wave of reports of telephone scam attempts on Friday, April 28. The cooperative once again reminds its residential and commercial members that it does not... Continue Reading ›

A forecast team from Colorado State University has predicted a slightly below-average level of activity in the Atlantic basin this hurricane season. Phil Klotzbach and Michael... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric Cooperative’s members re-elected three members to the board of trustees during the co-op’s 79th annual meeting on March 30, 2017 at the cooperative’s central office... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric’s 79th Annual Meeting is Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 in Keystone Heights. Members will find it to be an activity-filled day. There will be health screenings, a... Continue Reading ›

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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
Wayne Mattox, Manager of Communications (352) 473-8000 ext. 8265
Kathy Richardson, Editor (352) 473-8000 ext. 8359
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: 170,711
Miles of line: 13,000+
Number of employees: 400+
Average kWh per member/month (2015): 1,171
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

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)
In Memoriam: Angus Hastings, "Mr. ACRE" (ECT Co-op, 5/29/14)
Clay Electric worker becomes lifesaver (, 5/23/14)
Clay Electric Cooperative holds election for two board seats (Clay Today, 3/20/14)
Clay Electric members' bills to be lower this month due to Capital Credits refund (Clay Today, 3/6/14)
Clay Electric helps out in South Carolina (WOKV, 2/13/14) 
Clay Electric trustees approve $5 million capital credits refund (Clay Today, 2/6/14)
Clay Electric distributing refunds to current, former customers (Gainesville Sun, 1/28/14)
Alachua County business announcements (Gainesville Sun, 1/12/14)
Clay Electric named J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion (Ocala Star-Banner, 1/8/14)
No major power problems in Clay Co. from cold temperatures (Action News, 1/8/14)
Clay Electric honored for customer service (Clay Today, 1/2/14)
JEA, Clay move up in utility rankings (, 7/17/13)
Andrea sparks outages in Florida (ECT Co-op, 6/7/13)
Clay Electric franchise agreement approved (Alachua Today, 5/23/13)
Boy, 12, shoots out power for nearly 6,000 Clay Electric customers (Ocala Star-Banner, 1/2/13)
Clay Electric customers get price break (Jacksonville Business Journal, 11/6/12)
Clay Electric rates drop along with natural gas cost (Gainesville Sun, 6/12/12)
More homebuyers willing to pay for "green" features (Gainesville Sun, 5/30/12)
Meter reader saves protected birds (ECT Co-op, 5/29/12)
Clay Electric Helping Haiti Electric Cooperative (First Coast News, 3/23/12)
North Marion High student headed to Washington, DC (Ocala Star-Banner, 2/24/12)
Clay High student among juniors headed to Youth Tour in Washington (Florida Times Union, 2/23/12)
Clay Electric sending $5.25 million in credit refunds (Gainesville Sun, 2/16/12)
Clay Electric customers' bills to decrease this month, potentially through 2012 (Florida Times-Union, 10/4/11)
Clay Electric crew rescues horse from sinkhole (Gainesville Sun, 5/20/11)
Clay Electric Co-op is part of touching Mother's Day story (ECT Co-op, 5/2/11)
Middleburg's Extreme Makeover family gets extreme check from Clay Electric Employees (Florida Times-Union, 2/17/11)

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