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Jackson EMC Foundation honors its members’ $10 million contribution to Northeast Georgia

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.

Dacula High School’s Chris Larkins selected as State Representative for Youth Leadership Council

Georgia’s 111 Washington Youth Tour (WYT) delegates have chosen Dacula’s Chris Larkins, sponsored by Jackson EMC, as the 2015 state representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council (YLC). 

Larkins was chosen while on the WYT, June 11-18, 2015. He’ll return to Washington, D.C. in July, along with 43 other state representatives. During the week-long leadership training, they’ll gain a broader understanding of cooperatives, sharpen their speaking skills and enhance their leadership abilities. 

Summer’s heating up, time to think about ways to save on electric bills

(Jefferson, Ga., June 19, 2015)  As temperatures climb into the 90’s, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is reducing electric demand by briefly cycling off air conditioning compressors and some equipment of large commercial customers, all of which volunteered for the load management program. 
    While the cooperative doesn’t expect to meet its all-time summer peak this year, it is projecting a peak that’s 13 percent higher than the summers of 2013 and 2014, due to both warmer temperatures and area growth. 

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.


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