UPDATE: Central Electric Reports Power Outages


Date: February 17, 2021
Update: 6:00 P.M.
Central Electric Reports Outages throughout Its Service Area
Due to the winter storm, Central Electric Power Association is experiencing sustained
power outages throughout its seven county service area. CEPA has mobilized all their
field operations staff to restore power as safely as possible. Every outage is important
and we are working to get everyone’s power restored as quickly and safely as possible.
The wintry weather that has moved into our service area this afternoon has caused
additional outages along with hazardous working conditions. Trees and limbs are
breaking on lines that were repaired today. Icy conditions continue to make it difficult
for travel and power restoration. We encourage members to prepare for prolonged
As of 6:00 p.m., Central Electric Power Association has 5,411 members without electric
service as crews continue to work to restore power to our members.
The following is a breakdown of the outages by county:
 Kemper County – 73
 Leake County – 131
 Attala County – 2
 Neshoba County – 1,529
 Newton County – 2,203
 Scott County – 1,473
To report an outage, please visit www.centralepa.com and click on Report an Outage
or call (601) 267-3043. Please leave the following information on our outage system:
1) Name and address of electric account
2) Phone number to reach you if needed
3) Be sure to tell us if your neighbors have power and you do not
Providing this information is vital in assuring your power is restored as quickly and
safely as possible. In the event the phone lines are busy, please continue to call in your
We ask for your patience during this time as these are difficult working conditions to
be in.
Central Electric Power Association serves over 36,000 accounts in a seven-county area
in central Mississippi, including Attala, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin and
Scott counties.