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If you cannot attend our Annual Meeting next month, you can still vote in the co-op's trustee elections! There are three trustee candidates up for re-election this year. To... Continue Reading ›

Co-op members gathered at three trustee district meetings in late January-early February to select candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees in Districts 3, 5 and 7.... Continue Reading ›

Co-op members will gather at three trustee district meetings Jan. 29-Feb. 1 to select candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees in Districts 3, 5 and 7. Incumbents in the... Continue Reading ›

Winter Storm Grayson made its presence known by bringing rain, freezing rain and ice into Clay Electric’s service area Wednesday morning, particularly in areas served by the Lake... Continue Reading ›

A business owner served by Clay Electric in the Orange Park area called to report that he received a phone call from someone who claimed the owner had not paid his August electric... Continue Reading ›

As of 5 p.m. Monday, 99 percent of our members have had their electric service restored.  Clay Electric has all available resources in the Gainesville District to... 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
Kathy Richardson, Manager of Communications (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: 172,983
Miles of line: 13,000+
Number of employees: 400+
Average kWh per member/month (2016): 1,189
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

"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)
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