News & Announcements
(JEFFERSON, GA., January 19, 2017) — Better beware of the latest utility scam. You get a phone call, and your caller ID says it’s your power company. If you call the number back to check, it even has a recording that sounds like your power company. But wait a minute – if they’re calling to tell you your bill is past due and you have to make a payment right now or have your power cut off, they’re really just scammers!
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.
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.
HAZLEHURST, Ga., April 19, 2017 – On Wednesday, Green Power EMC officially dedicated Hazlehurst Phase II, the latest addition to a large-scale solar facility in Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Nashville-based renewables firm Silicon Ranch Corporation contracted with McCarthy Building Companies to begin construction on the project in March 2016. By December, the plant reached commercial operation.