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.
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.
Important Scam Notice to All Customers
Anyone receiving calls from someone representing themselves as Crisp County Power Commission or Crisp County Energy “MAY NOT BE LEGITIMATE”. PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE PERSONAL AND/OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO SUCH INDIVIDUALS. Please feel free to call us at our Business Office at 229-273-3811 if you have any questions about any such call.
202 South 7th Street, Cordele, GA, United StatesTue, Dec 18, 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.
Mon, Dec 24, 2018Our offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, 12/24/2018 and 12/25/2018 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Wednesday, 12/26/2018, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3820.
Tue, Jan 1, 2019Our offices will be closed on Tuesday, 1/1/2019, in observance of New Years Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, 1/2/2019, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3820.
Mon, Jan 21, 2019Our offices will be closed on Monday 1/21/2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 1/22/2019, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3820.
202 South 7th Street, Cordele, GA, United StatesTue, Jan 22, 2019 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.