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.
Updated October 14, 2018, 7:30pm
Further progress has been made today in the Power Commission’s restoration efforts and more should be accomplished tomorrow. We spent effort this morning staging poles and material near the lake for the Power Secure crews so they would have resources to work with . They arrived (7 trucks and 22 men) and began work on Pine Road and Scenic Route south of Ferry Landing road about noon but progress will be slow. They have repaired Pine Rd and framed the first 11 spans on Scenic Route and are now replacing the wire in that section They will be concentrating on getting the main line up down to N Cedar Creek. Then we can begin restoring power to individual homes.
We also have Highway 280 mostly clear to the lake and a crew working on Cannon road going north towards the entrance to South Valhalla. We hope to energize most of Hwy 280 sometime before we quit today which will restore power to the State Park and Valhalla North and South.
We also late this afternoon got Raines substation energized so as we work out from the substation we can restore power. We have a Power Secure transmission crew working on the twelve 65 foot poles broken on Highway 300. There is also 12kv under build on those poles that needs to be repaired so we can deliver power from Raines Substation to the lake area.
The Warwick substation in Warwick has just been re-energized and has restored power to the plant. We should shortly be able to close the floodgate and begin generating.
We also restored power to another circuit in Southeast substation serving that part of the city and picked up the High School and the motel just south of it and Sunnybrook subdivision on Highway 90.
We have begun work on restoration in Arabi and have the city well there working again.
Crews have also continued to work in the areas they were working in yesterday getting up the major taps that were by-passed. There will still be customers off in those areas.
For outages please call 229-273-3811. We are experiencing a high volume of calls.
Drawdown to begin November 1
Lake Blackshear is lowered below the normal full pool level for about six weeks every other year to aid in the control of nuisance vegetation in the Lake and to give homeowners an opportunity to work on piers and seawalls. This occurs during the months of November and December. Unless it is extremely dry, the lake usually refills by Christmas. The level of the lake is lowered about 3.5 to 4 feet below normal during these periods. A secondary benefit of this drawdown is some additional aquatic weed control.
The next scheduled drawdown will begin on November 1, 2018. The Lake will gradually be drawn down approximately 3 ½ to 4 feet below normal full pool. Absent any unusual rain events the lake will remain at that level for approximately 6 weeks. Refilling the reservoir to normal full pool is scheduled to begin on December 15, 2018. The amount of time required to reach normal full pool will depend on flows in the Flint River.
Homeowners are reminded that any work on piers, boathouses, or existing seawalls requires approval and a permit from the Power Commission as a requirement of its Shoreline Management Policy. Anyone wishing to do such work is asked to contact the Commission’s Resource Manager, Troy Gilliam, at 229-273-3820.
Homeowners wanting to perform maintenance on an existing seawall or construct a new seawall must contact the Resource Manager to obtain a permit. To build a new seawall the first step is to determine if there is wrested vegetation as defined by the State Environmental Protection Division. This is a state requirement. The Resource Manager will contact local County authorities or EPD as appropriate to achieve this determination. Homeowners should be aware the State EPD process may take several months.
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202 South 7th Street, Cordele, GA, United StatesTue, Oct 23, 2018 2:00 PM EDTCrisp County Power Commission monthly board meetings are held in the 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.
Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele, GA, United StatesTue, Nov 6, 2018 7:00 PM ESTQuarterly meeting are held in Family Shelter #2, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, US Hwy 280 West, Cordele, GA. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday in the months of February, May, August, and November.
Mon, Nov 12, 2018Our offices will be closed on Monday, 11/12/2018 in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 11/13/2018, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3820.
Thu, Nov 22, 2018Our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 11/22/2018 and 11/23/2018 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Monday, 11/26/2018, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3820.
202 South 7th Street, Cordele, GA, United StatesTue, Nov 27, 2018 2:00 PM ESTCrisp County Power Commission monthly board meetings are held in the 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.