Jackson EMC in the Community
Left to right: Karen Crisler, Charles Boyd, Jessie Guevara, Keith Camp, Tonia Standridge, Joy Knight, Craig Roberts.
Jackson EMC placed fifth in the 2017 J.D. Power and Associates Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study’s Cooperative Segment. The satisfaction score is the highest ever achieved by the cooperative. This is the second year J.D. Power separated cooperatives from their respective geographic categories, meaning Jackson EMC was ranked with large cooperatives from across the nation.
(JEFFERSON, GA., July 6, 2017) — Jackson EMC is adding an additional 10 MW of solar to its energy portfolio by participating in four new solar generation sites in southern Georgia. These four sites are expected to be in service by 2020 and will bring a total of an additional 200 MW of solar generation to the state.
A $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation check to the Norcross Cooperative Ministry will fund its Health Advocacy Program. At the check presentation are (from left): Gwinnett District Manager Randy Dellinger, Executive Director Shirley Cabe, and Jackson EMC Foundation board members Jim Puckett and Beauty Baldwin.
This week, various news outlets reported on a new cyber threat targeting businesses in Europe, including utilities, that continues to sweep the globe. The threat, malware known as “Petrwrap” or “Petya” is similar to the “WannaCry” ransomware scheme that impacted vulnerable PCs in homes and businesses earlier this year.
Summer is often the time we dust off the tool box and tackle some of those home improvement projects. Knowing that many Georgians have home improvement projects on the mind, scammers seize the opportunity to knock on your door and offer “assistance.” And, some of that assistance may come in the form of offering a security system upgrade or special offer.
You may have seen something in the media this week about a Russian cybersecurity threat called “CrashOverride,” a new malware capable of disrupting electric grid systems. Following a recent similar cyber security breach in the Ukraine, nearly 225,000 customers were affected by outages.
While there’s no immediate cause for concern, we want our members to be aware of this threat and know that we’re monitoring the situation closely.
Riders prepare for the 2016 Ride For Life, an event benefiting Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.
As community involvement is one of our values, Jackson EMC remains committed to educating children and adults during National Electric Safety Month. West Jackson Elementary got the trifecta for its career day on May 17.
From left: Front, Directors Lynn Price and Otis Jones, Sen. Johnny Isakson, and Director Steve Blair. Back row, Director Rodney Chandler, Chip Jakins, Director John Mitchell, Lee Chapman.