Facts & Service Area

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Jackson EMC is one of the nation's largest electric cooperatives and the largest of Georgia’s 41 electric membership corporations (EMCs). As a not-for-profit cooperative, we are owned by the members we serve.

We have a strong market presence due to our reliable electricity supply, reasonable rates, personalized member service and high member satisfaction. Our partnership with Oglethorpe Power Corporation, in addition to strategic power contracts, gives us the ability to offer competitive rates.

Intersected by the I-85 mega-corridor through northeast Georgia, Jackson EMC’s service area is in one of the most dynamic growth centers in Georgia – and the nation. Our service territory includes a 10-county area stretching from metro Atlanta north to Gainesville and east to Athens.

Our service territory includes Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Barrow, Madison, Clarke, Banks, Lumpkin, Franklin and Oglethorpe counties.

Jackson EMC has district offices in Gainesville, Jefferson, Lawrenceville and Hull with engineering and operations centers in Lawrenceville, Jefferson and Oakwood. Our corporate headquarters is in Jefferson.

A portion of our profits are returned to our members annually as margin refunds.

By the Numbers

Jackson EMC has:

  • 257,514 meters
  • 14,956 miles of energized lines
  • 82 substations
  • 437 employees

We serve:

  • 232,491 residential meters
  • 25,066 commercial and industrial meters
# Meters Served per CountykWh Used
Gwinnett County


Hall County



Jackson County27,16977,017,259
Barrow County23,03645,080,915
Madison County11,68016,636,531
Banks County


Clarke County5,84510,843,075
Lumpkin County2,4273,065,142
Oglethorpe County



Franklin County



  • kWh sales past 12 months: 5,512,958,388
  • System demand (12/22): 1,527 MW

Our kilowatt-hour sales are 60% residential and 40% commercial and industrial. Of our membership, 90% are residential members and 10% is commercial and industrial members.

In the past year, our membership has grown by more than 7,000 residential meters and almost 400 new commercial and industrial meters. Our plant assets are valued at $1.3 billion. Additional information is available in our Annual Report to Members.

Jackson EMC’s members contribute to the Jackson EMC Foundation through participation in Operation Round Up. Through small monthly donations from 89% of members, the volunteer board of directors has granted more than $19 million in funding back into our community to organizations and individuals in need.

Last Updated September 12, 2023