News & Announcements
(Jefferson, GA, June 13) What can you do when you can’t get anyone to provide what you need? You organize your neighbors, band together and go get it for yourself.
(June 14, 3013) The line of thunderstorms that moved through northeast Georgia yesterday evening left 4,062 Jackson EMC customers without power. Within 2 hours, the cooperative had restored power to 2,570 of those affected, and line crews worked through the night to repair damages from the storm. High winds brought down trees and tree limbs, tearing down power lines and breaking four power poles (Gillsville, Braselton, Clarks Bridge Road and Gum Springs). As with all major outage situations, our crews work first to repair facilities that will restore power to the most cust
(June 13, 2013) The strong line of thunderstorms that has passed through Jackson EMC’s service territory has left approximately 4,000 customers without power – 1,449 in Hall County, 392 in Lumpkin County, 1,625 in Clarke County and 653 in Jackson County, along with smaller numbers of scattered outages in Barrow and Gwinnett counties. Damage has been caused by high winds, downed trees and tree limbs, and lightning.
As of 9 p.m., concentrated areas of outages include:
It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the May 3rd, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) competition. Using one of the Earth’s brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast paced race competition held at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.
(April 18, 2013) - Line crews from electric membership corporations, including Jackson EMC, and other utilities gathered Thursday in Griffin as elected officials celebrated the work and dedication of electric utility linemen from across the state.
Four high school students have been selected by Jackson EMC to spend a week in Washington, D.C. this summer for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Washington Youth Tour (WYT), an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by the nation’s electric membership corporations (EMCs).
In response to requests from storm-damaged areas, Jackson EMC dispatched a line crew and released four Pike Electric Inc. contract crews to areas of central and west Georgia where power restoration work continues.
A new online tool will allow Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) members to report power outages from a smartphone, tablet or PC device. Accessible from the Jackson EMC homepage or by visiting m.jacksonemc.com, Jackson EMC’s new “report a power outage” web form makes it easy to report an outage without logging into the cooperative’s system, perfect for the smart phone user on the go.
Members will have the option of reporting the outage through a variety of ways, including:
(JEFFERSON, GA., January 9, 2013)—Randall Pugh, President/CEO of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).
After helping restore power for all but the remaining few members of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) whose homes and businesses were flooded, Jackson Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) crews returned home Wednesday evening.
Twenty-one Jackson EMC personnel and 12 vehicles left Georgia on Saturday morning, arriving in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, and joined hundreds of linemen from SMECO, other Georgia and North Carolina co-ops, and contractors in a race to restore electricity as quickly and safely as possible.