News & Updates

An important notice about Power Cost Adjustment charges

Claiborne Electric recently received an important notice from our wholesale power provider, and we feel it is important to pass this information on to our valued Cooperative members. The power provider has notified us of a temporary increase to our wholesale power costs. The cost is attributed to critically low water levels in the Mississippi River. The river levels are currently dramatically limiting coal shipments, resulting in significantly higher transportation costs for coal. The result will be a higher Power Cost Adjustment factor used in calculating member bills, which will lead to a modest bill increase.

We want members to know that we have worked diligently to develop a strategy to minimize the impact on our members. We will spread these incurred costs over 12 months instead of passing them along in full monthly. This is a temporary situation, and our hope is that we will soon see enough precipitation to return the Mississippi River to normal levels. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please know that we are continually working on behalf of our members.

If you have questions about your billing, please contact us at (318) 927-3504 or (318)368-3011.

Director nominations open in January

Nominations for directors in three of Claiborne Electric’s districts will be open during the month of January 2024.

Members in Districts One, Six, and Nine may nominate a member from that district to stand for election at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Nominations will be open for the entire month of January. A sample nomination form is available here.

Hez Elkins of Farmerville currently represents District 1.
Rand Killgore of Haynesville currently represents District 6.
Jody Woodard of Heflin currently represents District 9.

Article IV, section 4 of Claiborne Electric’s bylaws reads as follows:

Any three (3) members of record living within a district and acting together, may make a nomination for the Director from that district in writing during the month of January. Nominations will be due by close of business on the last business day of January. The Secretary shall post such nominations at the principal office of the Cooperative in both Union and Claiborne Parishes. If only one nomination is submitted, the Board of Directors will declare the nominated candidate as the winner and shall not hold an election for that district. If no nominations are submitted, the seat will be considered a vacancy and will be handled according to Article IV, Section 6 of these bylaws.”

For specific information on districts or election rules, please reference Claiborne Electric’s bylaws. Bylaws pertaining to districts and director elections can be found in Article IV of the bylaws.

Celebrate Christmas at Claiborne Electric

Claiborne Electric would like to invite anyone near the Homer office to stop by and allow a Co-op representative to take a picture in our outdoor Christmas photo scene.

The scene includes a sleigh and a life-size Nice List, which children may sign with a provided dry erase marker. Photos are available any business day in December from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Participants are asked to come inside the office before visiting the photo scene.

Kids (and kids-at-heart) can take a photo in the sleigh, sign Santa’s Nice List with a dry erase marker, and receive an official Nice List certificate!

Participants have the option to have their photo posted on Claiborne Electric’s Facebook page. The photo with the most likes after Christmas will receive a prize!

Merry Christmas from your friends and neighbors at Claiborne Electric.

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