(Jefferson, Ga., June 3, 2015) Summer has officially begun. Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) wants to remind members to stay safe and use these tips to beat the heat, use less energy and save money this summer.
Be air conditioner smart
Nearly half of the electricity used at home goes to condition the air inside. To impact cost, the air conditioner or heat pump needs to run less.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected four young Northeast Georgia leaders to participate in the national Washington Youth Tour June 9-16, an all-expense paid leadership development experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
With the National Weather Service winter storm watch in effect, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has activated its Emergency Restoration Plan and is readying its line crews, right of way crews and office staff in case severe winter weather disrupts electric service.
REMINDER! LOCAL STUDENTS ATTENDING COLLEGE IN GEORGIA CAN APPLY FOR $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS
Jefferson, Ga. — Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is currently accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia’s 41 electric cooperatives. The scholarship fund will provide $1,000 scholarships to local students who plan to pursue a post-secondary education in Georgia.
Phillippa Lewis Moss, director of the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Steve Blair, who was appointed to the Jackson EMC board of directors earlier this year.
Major Mark Sizemore, of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department’s Centralized Criminal Investigations Division, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Johnny Fowler, who retired from the board in July.
For 10 years, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) members have steadily contributed pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters by rounding up their electric bills to the next dollar amount. And that spare change has added up in a very big way, resulting in $10,226,411 in charitable grants that have helped local organizations and people in need, with all of it going into 10 northeast Georgia counties.
Jackson EMC is breaking ground October 5 on a new customer and administration building on its Lawrenceville campus. The facility will be built by Carroll Daniel Construction Group of Gainesville, Ga., and construction is expected to be complete in August, 2016.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Board of Directors has announced that in December the cooperative will return $6.5 million to more than 219,900 members who received electric service in 1989/1990 and/or 2014.