There's no coasting for the Coast Electric Power Association when it comes to providing residents in three southern Mississippi counties with electricity. The utility uses a 6,400-mile distribution network to serve its more than 76,000 members (the great majority or which are residential customers) in Hancock, Pearl River, and Harrison counties. Coast offers electronic fund transfer and average monthly payment plans and rebates on energy efficient home improvements. The utility's power is generated by South Mississippi Electric Power, an association of Coast and 10 other cooperatives. It partners with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.