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.
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.
(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.