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:
- E‐mail: email@example.com
- Mail: Crisp County Power Commission, ATTN: A. Craft, PO Box 1218 Cordele, GA 31010
- Fax: 229-273-3824
- 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 2024 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, 2024.
If you have questions or if we may be of any assistance please call Customer Service at 229-273-3811.
WEST CENTRAL LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Georgia’s regular Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open on December 1, at 8:30 a.m. for elderly and homebound households (all adults in household must be age 65 or over and/or physically/medically homebound) that meet eligibility requirements for the program. Applicants may CALL-IN* or Drive-Thru Tuesday, December 1, 2023.*
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PROTECT YOUR utility account and your money
The Power Commission recently received payments made using a bank account on which the payments were allegedly unauthorized.
Customers are responsible for their utility account including payments made on it and, therefore, are responsible for any returned items and associated fees.
We would like to share some tips to help you protect your utility account and your money:
- Do not share your utility account number
- Do not share your customer portal or mobile app login information
- Do not share your credit or debit card information or your checking account information
- Do not give anyone cash to pay your utility bill for you
- Monitor your utility account for potentially fraudulent transactions using our customer portal or mobile app and call us at 229-273-3811 if you see any suspicious transactions
- Sign up for text, email, or voice notifications
osmose utility services
Beginning May 15, 2023, the Crisp County Power Commission will have contractors, Osmose Utility Services, working in the Southwest part of the county in the Raines Station area to Lake Blackshear south of Highway 280. Osmose will be digging around the base of poles and doing a full inspection of 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.
unitedhealthcare ucard information
UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage UCard program began in January 2023. Their website lists one of the benefits of the UCard is having the ability to pay eligible utility bills.
Crisp County Power Commission can process payments from cards associated with the VISA, Mastercard, or American Express networks. The UCard is not associated with one of those networks.
Customers wanting to pay their Power Commission bill with the UCard must refer to one of the UCard’s third-party payment processing vendors such as Walmart. Please note that payments made through third-party payment processors may take up to 14 days to be received by the Power Commission. Power Commission customers remain responsible for paying their bill in full before the cut off date on the bill or may be subject to disconnection.
For more information please call the phone number on the back of your UCard or visit https://www.uhc.com/medicare/shop/ucard.html.
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, Nov November 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.
202 South 7th Street, Cordele, GA, United StatesTue, Dec December 19, 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.
Fri, Dec December 22, 2023 All DayOur offices will be closed on Friday and Monday, 12/22/2023 and 12/25/2023, in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Tuesday, 12/26/2023, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3811.
Mon, Dec December 25, 2023 All DayOur offices will be closed on Friday and Monday, 12/22/2023 and 12/25/2023, in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Tuesday, 12/26/2023, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3811.
Mon, Jan January 1, 2024 All DayOur offices will be closed on Monday, 1/1/2024, in observance of New Years. We will reopen on Tuesday, 1/2/2024, at 8:00 AM. For outages please call 229-273-3811.