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Monthly board meeting, Crisp County Power Commission Board Room, 202 South 7th Street, Cordele, GA. Meetings are usually held the 4th Tuesday of every month and are televised on WSST, the local cable channel for the five counties in the project vicinity.
Biannual meeting, Family Shelter #2, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, US Hwy 280 West, Cordele, GA. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday twice a year in the months of April and October.
Our offices will be closed on Monday, 5/26/2014, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 5/27/14, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3820.
Lake Blackshear Homeowner Association (LBHA) biannual meeting, Family Shelter #2, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, US Hwy 280 West, Cordele, GA.
The Crisp County Power Commission is one of more than 2,200 public power systems in the U.S. providing dependable and economic power to the citizens in their communities. We serve Crisp County, Georgia including the municipalities of Cordele and Arabi. We also own and operate Lake Blackshear, an 8,700 acre reservoir stretching 20 miles long on the Flint River which provides hydroelectric power to our customers. The Power Commission is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and reliable, cost-effective power to our customers. Our service area covers approximately 330 square miles with an estimated population of 23,000.
In April 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill (HB) 386 into law.
Under this new law, customers that meet the definition of qualified agricultural producers are eligible for an exemption from sales and use tax on energy used in agriculture; manufacturing customers that meet the requirements of the new law are eligible for a partial exemption from sales and use tax on energy used in manufacturing which will be phased in over a four year period.
The law becomes effective January 1, 2013.
Agriculture customers must apply to the Department of Agriculture for a tax exemption certificate - GATE (Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption). The Georgia Department of Agriculture can be reached at 1-855-FARM-TAX (http://agr.georgia.gov). We must receive a copy of the GATE certificate provided to you by the Department of Agriculture along with a listing of your Power Commission account numbers and service addresses for energy that qualifies for this exemption. The agricultural exemption expires at the end of each year and must be re-submitted each year. Click here to download a form on which you can list your qualifying account information.
Industrial/manufacturing customers must provide us a Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Form (ST-5M and ST-5M addendum) along with a listing of your Power Commission account numbers and service addresses for energy that qualifies for this exemption. Sales and Use Tax exemption forms are available on the Georgia Department of Revenue’s website (https://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/st3forms/st3_indx.aspx). Click here to download a form on which you can list your qualifying account information.
Exemption documents may be submitted to us in the following manners:
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For a list of FAQs, click here.
Look for the link to the new HomeEnergySuite on our website. Here you will find a number of tools and calculators to help you understand where your energy dollars go, a reference library filled with useful information and tips for saving energy, and a Kids Korner with activities for children.
Sign up for eCare today and start paying your bill online! Also, by signing up for eCare you will be able to receive our quarterly Green Street newsletter that is full of energy information and tips. To sign up for eCare, click the eCare button shown on the left and follow the instructions - you will need your account number and other information shown on your bill. Or, call our Customer Service Department at 229-273-3811 and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you.
An Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. It uses 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.
Click here for additional information about CFLs from the U.S. Department of Energy.