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Jackson EMC Launches New Bright Ideas Program

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.

8:00 Friday Outage Update: Now Under 1,000 Remaining

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: 

Banks                    102
Barrow                   72
Clarke                    2
Gwinnett                0
Hall                       428         
Jackson                193
Lumpkin               139
Madison               0

2/19 5:00 p.m. - Outage Restoration Update

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 4,914 customers. We have restored 5,342 customers since 8:00 a.m. today; 71,086 since the start of the storm.
 
As of 5 p.m., we currently have the following outages:
 
Banks                        821
Barrow                      230
Clarke                         14
Gwinnett                       3
Hall                         2,042
Jackson                     820
Lumpkin                     840
Madison                         4
 

2/19 2:00 p.m. - Outage Update

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 6,491 customers. We have now restored 69,509 outages since the start of the storm.
 
As of 2 p.m., we currently have the following outages:
 
Banks                    1,073
Barrow                      224
Clarke                         73
Gwinnett                     44
Hall                         3,171
Jackson                     872
Lumpkin                    995
Madison                        3
 

2/19 12:00 p.m. - Crews Continue to Restore Power

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 7,893 customers. We have now restored 68,107 outages since the start of the storm.

The workforce of contractors and other EMCs assisting us has grown to 128 crews, with four more on the way to join them, for a total of 638 personnel.  In addition, Jackson EMC has 300 outside personnel working on these outages.

As of 12 p.m., we currently have the following outages: 

2/19 10:00 a.m. - Outage Restoration Update

10 a.m. Outage Restoration Progress Update

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 9,876 customers.  We have now restored 66,124 outages since the start of the storm.

Our outside workforce has grown to more than 900 with the cooperative’s crews and the contractor and other EMC crews assisting us, and more help is on the way.  As crews wrap up outages in Gwinnett and Madison counties, those resources will be shifted to harder hit areas where outages remain.

As of 10 a.m., we currently have the following outages: 

2/19 8:00 a.m. - Crews Continue to Work To Restore Power

Crews worked through the night, and in the last 12 hours Jackson EMC has restored power to 5,844 more members, a total of 65,744 since the start of the storm. Yesterday’s high winds caused 10,000 new outages. Today a work force of more than 900 – the  cooperative’s crews and the contractor and other EMC crews assisting us – will address the remaining 10,256 outages. Hardest hit has been Hall and Lumpkin counties, where there were 50 broken power poles.

As of 8 a.m., we currently have the following outages: 

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