News & Announcements
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.
(Jefferson, Ga., May 27, 2015) Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced today that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst, Ga. Jackson EMC is among 27 Georgia electric cooperatives that will receive solar energy from the project, helping to make Georgia the fastest-growing solar state in the U.S. Jackson EMC members will receive roughly 5 MW of the plant’s total output.
Jackson EMC recently awarded Allison Walls, Flowery Branch High School senior, with a 2015 Walter Harrison Scholarship, named in honor of a rural electrification pioneer. This $1,000 scholarship can be applied to any accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school in Georgia.
(JEFFERSON, Ga., May 4, 2015) – Ray C. Jones is retiring from the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) board of directors after nearly 40 years of service. He is succeeded by Steve Blair, who is well-known in Hall County for his community and board service.
(Jefferson, Ga., April 10, 2015) Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is again celebrating National Lineman Appreciation Day. And while the cooperative appreciates the work done by these employees every day, the historic ice storm that slammed its entire operating area in February makes this year’s April 13 celebration all the more special.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications for Bright Ideas, a new program aimed at funding creative, innovative classroom projects developed by teachers. This grant program provides funds to state certified educators in a public middle school in Jackson EMC’s service area.
Teachers must submit their applications online by midnight Monday, June 1st. Any applications received by the early bird deadline of Thursday, April 30th will be entered in a prize drawing for one of two- $250 Visa gift cards.
As of 3:30 this afternoon, Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 273 customers, all related to 113 active outages. Our crews will continue working until these last customers are back in service.
Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 933 customers. We have restored nearly 4,000 customers since 5:00 p.m. yesterday; 75,000 since the start of the storm.
As of 8:00 a.m., we currently have the following outages: