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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!

Scam Alert: EMC Security Warning Customers About Door-to-Door Scam

Summer is often the time we dust off the tool box and tackle some of those home improvement projects. Knowing that many Georgians have home improvement projects on the mind, scammers seize the opportunity to knock on your door and offer “assistance.” And, some of that assistance may come in the form of offering a security system upgrade or special offer.

Jackson EMC Prepares For New Malware Threat

You may have seen something in the media this week about a Russian cybersecurity threat called “CrashOverride,” a new malware capable of disrupting electric grid systems. Following a recent similar cyber security breach in the Ukraine, nearly 225,000 customers were affected by outages. 

While there’s no immediate cause for concern, we want our members to be aware of this threat and know that we’re monitoring the situation closely.

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. 

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