BUSINESS MEMBERS

NEW SERVICE

To establish new service you will need to visit your local Central Electric office (See LOCATIONS).   Here are the required steps for establishing new service: 

FILL OUT THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.   There is a $25.00 membership fee.  At the time of application, you will be required to provide proof of the 911 address.  This can be obtained from the county tax assessor.

FILL OUT THE  APPLICATION FOR SERVICE. 

BRING A GOVERNMENT APPROVED ID WITH YOU.

BRING YOUR TAX ID NUMBER WITH YOU.   

DEPOSIT - The amount of the deposit will be determined by the type of service, and previous usage at that location or an estimated usage. Deposits are an average of two months power bill. 

Contractors Deposit $150.00 per property

SERVICE FEE of $35.00 for each meter will also be collected.

Temporary Service Fee $25.00 (this is in addition to the regular service fee) 

There is a minimum two day wait from the time you come in to establish service and when it will be connected, unless construction is required.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

SERVICE FOR APPLICATION

TRANSFERRING SERVICE

To transfer service, you will need to fill out an APPLICATION FOR SERVICE and bring it along with a government approved id to your local CEPA office.  You will also need to bring your contract or deed.

Your deposit will be reassesed at this time. 

Service Fee of  $35.00 will be collected at the time of application.  

APPLICATION FOR SERVICE

UTILITY EXEMPTION AFFIDAVIT

The Mississippi Department of Revenue exempts sales tax on electricity for certain manufacturing, farming/agricuritural, and churches.  If your business qualifies, please complete the AFFIDAVIT FOR UTILITY EXEMPTION and return it to your local CEPA office. 

UTILITY EXEMPTION AFFIDAVIT

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

To help make your business as energy efficient as possible, we offer a number of energy efficIency programs.  This link will take you to the programs currently offered by Central Electric Power Association and the Tennessee Valley Authority. 

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable energy for your business is available in a couple of diffErent options.  To see which option best suits your needs follow this link to the current program offerings.

Renewable Energy

OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Central Electric offers a variety of lighting options.  For detailed information, contact your local CEPA office. 

SAFETY

All persons preparing to dig must call Mississippi One-Call before they dig, it's the law.  The responsibility for complying with the One-Call Law is placed on the entity doing the excavation. 

MISSISSIPPI ONE-CALL 1-800-227-6477                   


AVOID DOWNED POWER LINES

Is it dead or alive?  That power line you see lying on the ground can be either; you cannot tell by looking.  To report a downed power line call (601) 267-5671.  Severe storms, automobile accidents, fire and other circumstances can cause power lines to fall to the ground. 

When you see a fallen or damaged power line, remember this life saving lesson; never touch a power line.  Central Electric Power Association urges you to assume every power line is "live" that is, still has electricity flowing through it and can kill or seriously burn you if you touch it.  Even wires that are "dead" can suddenly become energized when crews are working on them.  Stay away from power lines and warn others, especially children, to stay away, too.

Don't touch anything that is touching the power line, such as a fence, a car, or piece of machinery.  If a wire falls on your car while you are in it, stay put.  Wait for help to arrive before opening the door.  If you see a power line on the ground, call Central Electric Power Association, or alert the police, sheriff's office or fire  department immediately.

Although accidents involving electricity are rare, they can happen when people get careless.  Following a few simple safety rules and teaching them to your children, can help prevent tragedy.  Utility lines are also buried in the ground; beware of the possibilty of underground power lines before you dig.

BE ALERT TO OVERHEAD POWER LINES

Serious outdoor accidents involving electricity occur on all types of work sites.  But most of these accidents could have been prevented, with these few simple steps.

First, make sure you and your employees know the location of overhead power lines, and map out ways to avoid them when moving equipment.  Make sure everyone understands that any contact with these lines carries the potential for a serious, even fatal accident.  Taking a moment before beginning work could save a life.

To prevent accidenal contact with lines, everyone should know the height of all your equipment and the height of the lines.  Mississippi law provides a 10 foot right-of -way along either side of a power line:  tall equipment must be kept out of the right-of-way.

Be extra careful when moving pipes.  Many electrial accidents occur when irrigation pipes are accidently raised into the power lines.  The combination can be quite deadly. 

Avoid moving large equipment alone.  Have someone watch as you drive equipment to ensure that you stay clear of power lines.

These rules also apply to guy wires, which support power lines poles.  Steer mowers, tractors and other equipment clear of these wires.  Damaging guy wires can weaken the poles and even cause them to topple, bringing live power lines down onto the ground and creating an extremely hazardous situation.

Caution should be taken in directing any TV or CB radio antenna.  Contact can kill.