2020 home energy rebates expiring soon!
CGEMC is a member-owned electric cooperative. Caring for our members includes finding ways to make an energy-efficient lifestyle a little bit easier on the wallet. If you are building from the ground up or upgrading an existing home, we offer direct rebates for qualifying home improvements.
We have partnered with Go Energy Financial to offer our members the Home Plus Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Loan program. Low annual percentage rates and a quick application process make energy upgrades simple.
Here are a few reasons to consider making energy efficiency upgrades in your home:
- You will earn long-term returns on your investment. Upgrading outdated appliances can save you from 5 to 30 percent on your energy bills.
- Potentially increase your property value. Energy-efficient homes frequently sell for a higher price than traditional homes with comparable features.
- Efficient energy usage reduces your overall carbon footprint on the environment. By choosing ENERGY STAR®-rated products, you will use less energy to get the same job done.
* Rebates require the installation of a CGEMC load management switch. For specific qualifications and rebate forms, please visit www.cgemc.com or call 770-775-7857 to request rebate paperwork. Rebates are subject to change without notice and will end on December 21, 2020.
Connecting with our mini-members
Commitment to the community is a cornerstone of our cooperative. Our ability to visit schools for in-person safety demonstrations and career days is limited for safety reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are working on creative ways to connect with our mini-members that adhere to recommended safety protocols. However, we certainly miss the energy that a face-to-face meeting generates!
When Jackson Elementary School asked for our help with their yearly egg drop experiment, our CGEMC bucket truck professionals were excited to go! The outdoor event was perfect for social distancing, and the students enjoyed seeing the bucket truck at work, even if it was a little farther away.
supporting our communities
Central Georgia EMC presented 23 checks in October, totaling $265,650 to area Chambers of Commerce, Industrial Development Authorities, and School Boards throughout the service territory.
These funds come from unclaimed capital credits that remain with CGEMC after five years. Capital credits are margins over and above the cost of providing service for Central Georgia EMC customer-owners for a specific year after financial obligations have been met. Unclaimed capital credits that remain after five years stay in the communities served by Central Georgia EMC for the sole purposes of funding education, economic development, and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the EMC service area.
Central Georgia EMC's office will be closed on the following days: Thursday and Friday, December 24–25, 2020, Friday, January 1, 2021, and Monday, January 18, 2021.
Our remote self-service account options and the on-site payment kiosk will be available. In case of a power outage, please call our 24-hour automated system at 770-775-7857 or 1-800-222-4877 for an immediate response. System operators are on duty to assist you.
Year-End System Maintenance
Central Georgia EMC will be performing year-end computer maintenance beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020. The customer information and payment system will not be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 2021
Cooperative Solar gives you the opportunity to commit to a smaller carbon footprint without installing or maintaining any equipment.
Additionally, we've expanded our Cooperative Solar program to include solar fields across the state. This growth comes with an increase in capacity, enhanced performance reliability, and no waiting list!
Call 770-775-7857 or 1-800-222-4877 to learn more about adding solar energy to your monthly energy mix.
In October, the Central Georgia EMC Foundation awarded $16,531 in grants to charitable organizations in our territory.
- Atlanta Community Food Bank - $4,000 – To distribute food in Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Morgan, Newton, and Spalding counties.
- Emma's Place, Inc. - $1,000 – To purchase food for low-income residents in the CGEMC territory.
- Trail Life USA Salem Baptist Church GA 1870 - $3,531 – To purchase a trailer for camping trips and service projects.
- Foundation for Financial Education Research and Outreach - $2,500 – To improve high school students' financial literacy.
- Connecting Henry, Inc. - $2,500 – To support the annual "Community Cares Toy Shop" event.
- Flint River Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America - $1,500 – To support the "Scouting for Youth at Risk" program.
- Foster Siblings Reunited DBA Camp to Belong - $1,500 – To support virtual holiday events for foster siblings.
Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations in our service territory are invited to submit an application to the Central Georgia EMC 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 has a new look!
Celebrate "Shop Small Saturday" With Our Co-op Connections Local Partners on November 28!
As a valued member of our electric cooperative, we are excited to bring you a new and improved Co-op Connections!
More local deals have been added through entertainment.com and new cash back online shopping has been added where you can earn up to 20% cash back when shopping online.
Take a look at Co-op Connections for Healthy Savings on pharmacy, dental, vision, and other medical-related expenses.
You can even shop for insurance and travel deals. One additional feature on the Co-op Connections mobile app is Roadside Assistance, featuring 24-hour emergency towing, fuel delivery, tire change, lockout service, and jump-start all for the discounted cost of $79.99 per service call.
We’re excited to provide you with this exclusive, free membership that has countless benefits. You can access Co-op Connections directly from the CGEMC website at www.cgemc.com.
*Deals are subject to change.
Are you a local business who would like to be included in Co-op Connections? Click the link below. It is simple and free!
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