News & Announcements
Phillippa Lewis Moss, director of the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Steve Blair, who was appointed to the Jackson EMC board of directors earlier this year.
Major Mark Sizemore, of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department’s Centralized Criminal Investigations Division, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Johnny Fowler, who retired from the board in July.
(October 5, 2015) - After strong winds and heavy rain caused power outages across Northeast Georgia, Jackson EMC crews are wrapping up restoration efforts. By midday Sunday, more than 5,000 members were without power, mostly due to trees and limbs down on power lines across the region.
(October 4, 2015) - Heavy rains and wind this morning caused outages across Northeast Georgia. Jackson EMC crews along with contractors have worked throughout the day, restoring power to more than 5,000, but scattered outages remain. As of 9 p.m., Jackson EMC has 131 separate outages, impacting 699 members.
Crews will continue to work throughout the night until all power is restored.
For 10 years, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) members have steadily contributed pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters by rounding up their electric bills to the next dollar amount. And that spare change has added up in a very big way, resulting in $10,226,411 in charitable grants that have helped local organizations and people in need, with all of it going into 10 northeast Georgia counties.
Jackson EMC is breaking ground October 5 on a new customer and administration building on its Lawrenceville campus. The facility will be built by Carroll Daniel Construction Group of Gainesville, Ga., and construction is expected to be complete in August, 2016.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Board of Directors has announced that in December the cooperative will return $6.5 million to more than 219,900 members who received electric service in 1989/1990 and/or 2014.
Jackson EMC will perform scheduled maintenance on its payment systems on Friday, September 18 from approximately 11:30 PM to 6:00 AM Saturday September 19. During this time, customers may be unable to log into the eBill area of the website to make a payment. Payments can still be accepted by phone.
To make a payment, call 1-800-462-3691.
Georgia’s 111 Washington Youth Tour (WYT) delegates have chosen Dacula’s Chris Larkins, sponsored by Jackson EMC, as the 2015 state representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council (YLC).
Larkins was chosen while on the WYT, June 11-18, 2015. He’ll return to Washington, D.C. in July, along with 43 other state representatives. During the week-long leadership training, they’ll gain a broader understanding of cooperatives, sharpen their speaking skills and enhance their leadership abilities.
(Jefferson, Ga., June 19, 2015) As temperatures climb into the 90’s, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is reducing electric demand by briefly cycling off air conditioning compressors and some equipment of large commercial customers, all of which volunteered for the load management program.
While the cooperative doesn’t expect to meet its all-time summer peak this year, it is projecting a peak that’s 13 percent higher than the summers of 2013 and 2014, due to both warmer temperatures and area growth.