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Utility scammers have moved on to spoofing

(JEFFERSON, GA., January 19, 2017) — Better beware of the latest utility scam. You get a phone call, and your caller ID says it’s your power company. If you call the number back to check, it even has a recording that sounds like your power company. But wait a minute – if they’re calling to tell you your bill is past due and you have to make a payment right now or have your power cut off, they’re really just scammers!

Green Power EMC Dedicates New Solar Facility

Photo of Hazlehurst Phase II solar facility

HAZLEHURST, Ga., April 19, 2017 – On Wednesday, Green Power EMC officially dedicated Hazlehurst Phase II, the latest addition to a large-scale solar facility in Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Nashville-based renewables firm Silicon Ranch Corporation contracted with McCarthy Building Companies to begin construction on the project in March 2016. By December, the plant reached commercial operation.

Jackson EMC Crews Wrapping Up Storm-Related Outages

(April 6, 2017) The storms that swept across North Georgia April 5 caused outages for some Jackson EMC members across our 10-county service area. At the height of the storm, we had 2,762 members without power. Line personnel worked through the night to restore outages and as of 7:00 a.m., 45 members remain without power in Clarke (18), Jackson (15), Madison (7), and Hall (5) counties.

Line crews continue working to restore these remaining outages as quickly as conditions and safety allow.

Severe weather caused widespread outages

March 21, 2017) As severe storms rolled into Northeast Georgia Tuesday night, more than 15,000 Jackson EMC members lost power due to high winds and downed trees and power lines. Crews responded and were able to quickly restore power to more than 5,000 members, but as of 10:30 p.m., roughly 10,000 members remained without power. Jackson EMC called in additional resources, and our own personnel are working through the night as we continue to restore power and repair damage caused by the storm. 

Jackson EMC Completes Reorganization Staffing

(Jefferson, Ga., November 28, 2016) As part of a restructuring announced in July, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected the eight vice presidents who will complete its leadership team. The cooperative is restructuring its operations to align all functions that directly provide service to cooperative members under a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and all functions that provide essential support services under a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Reporting to CFO Greg Keith are:

Jackson EMC Engineer and Journeyman Lineman Honored for Saving Traffic Accident Victim

Chris Garrish and Michael Moon

Chris Garrish (left) and Michael Moon rely on training and instincts to save a life

(Jefferson, Ga., Nov. 14, 2016) — Two Jackson Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) employees have been recognized for extinguishing a truck fire and extricating the badly injured driver from the vehicle before it could explode. 

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