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.
Agriculture Tax exemption, hb 386
In April 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill (HB) 386 into law. Under this 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. The law became effective January 1, 2013 and can be found at Section 5‐3 (Page 38) of the Bill at the following web address: HB 386 ‐ https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20112012/126282.
To qualify for the tax exemption, you must first 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 signed listing of your Power Commission account numbers and service addresses for energy that qualifies for this exemption. Exemption documents may be submitted in the following manners:
Mail: Crisp County Power Commission, ATTN: A. Craft, PO Box 1218 Cordele, GA 31010
In person: 202 S 7th Street in Cordele
GATE certificates expire on December 31st and must be renewed annually. Therefore, if you have previously received a GATE certificate then you must re-apply for the 2023 calendar year.
The Crisp County Power Commission does not provide tax or legal advice and the fact that you have received this letter does not mean that you are eligible for the tax exemption. You should contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture to determine whether you are eligible for this tax exemption. If you qualify, your exemption will begin on your next billing statement after we receive your certificate, but no sooner than January 1, 2023.
If you have questions or if we may be of any assistance please call Customer Service at 229.273.3811.
OSMOSE UTILITY SERVICE
Beginning May 23, 2022, the Crisp County Power Commission will have contractors, Osmose Utility Service, in the Arabi area south of Landfill Road from the East side of our territory to the West side of our territory. Osmose will be digging around the base of poles and doing a full inspection of the poles in the area. Workers may be on your property to inspect poles.
If you are unsure if a worker is with Osmose please call our Operations and Engineering Offices at 229-273-3811.
OPERATIONS BUILDING FAX OUT OF ORDER
Our operations building fax line – 229-273-3825 – is currently out of order. If you need to fax something to our operations building please fax it to the recipient’s attention at 229-273-3824.
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.
Mon, Feb February 20, 2023 All DayOur offices will be closed on Monday, 2/20/2023, in observance of President’s Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 2/21/2023, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3811.
Tue, Feb February 28, 2023 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.
Tue, Mar March 28, 2023 3:00 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.
Tue, Apr April 25, 2023 3:00 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.
Tue, May May 23, 2023 3:00 PM EDT