I want to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Do I need to tell my electric cooperative?
The answer is "Yes!" It's very important to let CGEMC know that you will be charging your PEV at home so we can help to ensure your energy needs are safely met.
You may need to upgrade your electric service, which might require a new transformer, to accommodate your charging station.
Level 1 Charging: Built into the vehicle and charged by connecting the vehicle-supplied, specialized charging cord, to a standard 120-volt grounded outlet; on a circuit with sufficient load capacity.
Level 2 Charging: Requires a dedicated 240-volt circuit, and the purchase and installation of a Level 2 charging station. You will need to consult with a licensed electrical contractor to determine specific requirements for your location and if your electrical panel can support the energy required. If you choose a Level 2 charger, you will need to contact us so we can determine if a distribution transformer and/or service upgrade is necessary.
We can also help you save on charging!
By utilizing CGEMC’s time-of-use (TOU) rate, you can shift your EV charging to off-peak hours when the prices are lowest, instead of charging during peak periods when the cost of electricity is higher. Give us a call if you have questions about PEV charging!
In April, a total of $17,000 was awarded by the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to non-profit organizations in our service territory.
- Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America - $1,500 - To sponsor camp scholarships in Monroe County.
- Hands of Hope Clinic - $3,000 - To assist with the purchase of clinic supplies, both medical and dental.
- Variety the Children's Charity of Georgia - $3,000 - To assist with the Variety Freedom program which provides access to mobility, equipment, and technology for children with disabilities.
- United in Pink, Inc. - $2,500 - To enhance and expand the Pink Bridge program which bridges the gap by providing financial assistance for medical and non-medical expenses for cancer patients.
- Communities In Schools - Henry County - $2,500 - To support their Student Achievement program.
- Dream Center of Henry County - $2,000 - To provide food and hygiene bags for the 1st Saturday Serve days in June, July, August, and September.
- Outrageous Love Foundation, Inc. - $2,500 - To purchase gas cards for the volunteers who utilize their own vehicle for transporting veterans to the VA Hospital, or to local appointments.
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!
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- Journeys: 4.08%
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- Macy's: 2.04%
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- Verizon Wireless: 6.8%
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