Co-op members gathered at three trustee district meetings this month to select candidates for the co-op’s Board of Trustees in Districts 1, 8 and 9. Incumbents Carl Hagglund (... Continue Reading ›

Members of the co-op will gather at three trustee district meetings this month for the purpose of selecting candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees. Districts 1, 8 and 9 are... Continue Reading ›

Due to rising fuel costs to generate power and overall increases in expenses, Clay Electric Cooperative will implement an increase in its rates, beginning with December billing... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric personnel continues efforts Wednesday evening, July 7, to restore service to members who were impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa. As of 8 p.m., 1,836 members remained... Continue Reading ›

Clay Electric Cooperative is grieving for a lost friend and co-worker. Lineworker William “Ziggy” Ziegenfelder, 56, passed away while working in the co-op's Gainesville service... Continue Reading ›

Vehicles from our fleet are currently up for auction online and more will be available in the coming weeks. Three auctions will take place; two will feature small fleet vehicles... 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: 185,231
Miles of line: 13,000+
Number of employees: 500+
Average kWh per member/month (2019): 1,178
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
Thousands in North Central Florida lose power as Tropical Storm Elsa hits state (News4Jax, 7/7/21)
Clay Electric lowering power cost for November and December (WOKV,com, 11/3/20)
Clay Electric: lower natural gas costs means lower bills for next two months (Florida Times-Union, 11/3/20)
Clay Electric Foundation donates $5,000 to Lake Ed Foundation for ACT reading prep (Daily Commercial, 9/18/20)
Clay Electric gives customers break on April bills, cites ‘hardship’ (Florida Times-Union, 4/9/20)
Clay Electric cuts power rate by 25% for April (Ocala Star-Banner online, 4/9/20)
Clay Electric offers 25% (Palatka Daily News, 4/11/20)
Clay Electric cutting cost of power for its members in April (, 4/9/20)
Concern for Community: Clay Electric lowers power cost for April by 25% (Clay Today online, 4/9/20)
Concern for Community: Clay Electric lowers power cost for April by 25% (Alachua Chronicle online, 4/9/20)
Clay Electric cuts power rate by 25% for April (Gainesville Sun online, 4/9/20)
Clay Electric donates $50,000 to North Central Florida charities”, 4/9/20)
Clay Electric donates $50k to food banks (, 4/8/20)
Clay Electric donates $50,000 to local food banks (Gainesville Sun online, 4/7/20)
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)

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