Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | November 2019

The results are in!


The Public Service Commission's Summer Residential Survey seasonally ranks all 94 electricity providers in Georgia. We are excited to announce that Central Georgia EMC is once again ranked among the lowest-cost providers at both the 1,500 kilowatt-hour (kWh) and 2,000 kWh levels.

We can’t control the weather, but we do our best to manage the impact it has on your bill. We work diligently year-round to keep your rates low and our level of service high. As a result, you save more on your energy use than 95 percent of the state! At the 1,500 kWh level, that’s a savings of $32.19 per month when compared with the state average.

So, don’t sweat it! We have your best interest in mind when it comes to savings—no matter what the weather brings.

We are so thankful for our customer-owners who participate in Operation Round Up. When you elect to round up your bill to the nearest dollar, you make an extraordinary impact in your community.

On average, participants contribute around $6 a year. That small amount has done GREAT things this year, funding worthy causes, such as:

  • Support for families experiencing the loss of an infant.
  • A wheechair-accessible van for children.
  • Camp scholarships for 4-H students.
  • Mentorship opportunities for at-risk high school students.
  • Parent resources for the prevention of child abuse.
  • Medications for individuals with cancer.

Congratulations to our newest retirees!

Larry Duffey (left) retired on September 29, after more than 30 years of service. He began his career in 1988 as a Meter Reader and held various positions of responsibility during his employment, retiring as a Warehouse Materials Handler. Larry also produced the music and sound for the Annual Meeting for many years. Best wishes and happiness for his retirement!

Joe Stewart (right) retired on August 22, after more than 30 years of service. He began his career in 1988 as a Heavy Equipment Operator and held various positions of responsibility during his employment, retiring as a Facilities Maintenance/Utility Person. We will miss seeing Joe's familiar face, and we wish him the best on his well-deserved retirement!

We love our mini-members! We love to visit our community elementary, middle, and high schools! Programs range from safety, bucket truck visits, sources of energy, and even careers in energy. Request a speaker under the community care tab on our website at www.cgemc.com or call Member Engagement Coordinator Christy Chewning, 770-504-7917.

CGEMC Employees pledge to "live united"

President, and CEO of United Way of Greater Atlanta, Milton L. Little, Jr., has recognized Central Georgia EMC as a Child-Well Being Champion. Our employees recently held a campaign for United Way and exceeded the campaign goal by 13%!

United Way brings people and resources together to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. Central Georgia EMC employees partner with United Way of Greater Atlanta to give every child an opportunity to reach his or her potential.

Going green just got easier!

Great news! The Nissan EV Rebates have been extended until December 31, 2019. A $3,500 special rebate is available on the 40 kWh model NISSAN LEAF and a new $2,500 rebate is available on the 226 mile range, 62 kWh, ePlus model. This offer can be combined with the $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit to provide you or your members with savings up to $11,000 on the purchase of a new NISSAN Leaf®.

Winter Rates

The winter rate structure is now in effect.

Winter Rates (November–April):

  • First 700 kWh: $0.0852 per kWh
  • Above 700 kWh: $0.0574 per kWh

GATE Card Exemption will expire soon

If you are currently receiving a GATE sales tax exemption, your card will expire on December 31, 2019. To continue receiving the exemption, send copies of your renewed GATE card to:

  • Central Georgia EMC, Attn: Chris Mitchell
  • 923 S. Mulberry Street, Jackson, GA 30233
  • Fax: 770-504-7877

Load Management Program

We want to thank all customer-owners who participated in the 2019 Load Management Program. Participating customers will see a bill credit on their November statement ($20 for an air-conditioning switch and $10 for a water heater switch, with a $30 maximum annual credit).

Because of the high summer temperatures, CGEMC initiated load management 15 times between June 1 and August 31, 2019, for a total energy savings of about 1 million kilowatt-hours during peak energy use times!

If you are interested in taking part in the Load Management Program or would like more information, call us at 770-775-7857 or visit our website: www.cgemc.com.

Operation Round Up

In October, a total of $12,796 was awarded by the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to non-profit organizations in our service territory.

Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations in our service territory are invited to submit an application to the Operation Round Up Foundation.

Through Operation Round Up, our members support local organizations with a mission to make our communities even better places to live, work, and dream big. By simply rounding up your monthly electric bill to the next dollar, you can join in! Our pennies add up to make BIG CHANGE!

Co-op Connections Card

Save on your next trip to the Georgia Aquarium with Co-op Connections!

Just a short drive away, the Georgia Aquarium offers once-in-a-lifetime aquatic encounters. Whether you dream of swimming with sharks or if watching the penguins waddle is more your speed, the Georgia Aquarium has something for everyone.

Are you a local business who would like to be included in Co-op Connections? Click the link below. It is simple and free!

ENERGY savings TIPs

Energy tip

Trim your holiday energy costs by choosing energy-efficient LED lights! LED lights use less energy and can last up to 40 seasons. You can connect up to 25 LED strings without overloading a wall socket!

Looking for more ways to save? Check out the 12 Days of Energy Savings from Energy.gov.


Want a $20 bill credit? Submit your favorite recipe to vjolley@cgemc.com. Include your active account number. Published recipes receive a $20 bill credit!

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