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Jackson EMC Participates in Large Solar Installation

(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. 

Deadline Approaching for Bright Ideas Applications

Time is growing short for area educators to submit an application for Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Bright Ideas grant program, which funds creative, innovative classroom projects developed by state certified public middle school teachers in Jackson EMC’s service area.

Applications are due online by midnight Monday, June 1, but Early Bird applications received by Thursday, April 30 will be entered in a prize drawing for one of two $250 Visa gift cards.

Educators can earn up to $2,000 for classroom projects that would otherwise go unfunded.

In the wake of February's historic ice storm Jackson EMC recognizes job done by linemen

(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 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
 

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