heading to washington!
Our 2020 Washington Youth Tour delegates are excited to represent CGEMC! Member Engagement Coordinator Christy Chewning surprised the winners with flowers and the good news at their schools. Krupa Patel, of Jackson High School, and Katherine Nix, of Ola High School, rose to the top during the intensive interview process. Their academic prowess, fun personalities, and leadership qualities will shine during the Youth Tour. Congratulations to these wonderful young ladies!
Krupa, daughter of Alka and Dipakkumar Patel of Jackson, is a member of the Health Occupation Safety Association (HOSA), Beta Club, Key Club, Leo Club, National Honors Society, Chick-fil-a Leader Academy, and The Society of Torch & Laurel. Krupa is class president and the manager for the Volleyball and Soccer teams, and is a member of the Golf team. Additionally, she volunteers with Best Buddies and Special Olympics. Krupa plans to pursue a career in healthcare.
Unclaimed capital credit checks
CGEMC is a not-for-profit organization. This means any excess revenue, after covering operating costs, is returned to our customer-owners in the form of a capital credit check (based on each customer-owner’s energy use).
In December 2019, CGEMC issued capital credit refund checks. However, some of the refund checks issued were returned by the U.S. Postal Service as “undeliverable.” A list of the names of these customer-owners can be found by visiting our website, or by viewing the list at our corporate office, located at 923 S. Mulberry St., Jackson, GA 30233.
Visit our website for the list of unclaimed property from outstanding credit balances with CGEMC. If you know any of these people listed below or their heirs, please have them contact our office during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 770-775-7857 or 1-800-222-4877.
Proud to power your life with a smile! #thankalineworker
Lineworkers serve on the front lines of our nation’s energy needs, and on April 13, 2020, Central Georgia EMC, along with other electric cooperatives across the country, will honor the brave men and women who work hard to keep the lights on.
Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep power flowing to our residents. Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, lineworkers are at the heart of our cooperative. A service-oriented mentality is one of the many admirable characteristics of an electric lineworker.
Central Georgia EMC is proud to honor the 33 lineworkers who maintain more than 5,200 miles of power lines in our service territory.
We invite all co-op members to take a moment to thank a lineworker for the important work they do. On April 13, you can use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives.
cooperative solar is now green-e certified!
We are excited to announce that our Cooperative Solar program is now Green-e Energy certified! CGEMC and our partner in clean energy, Green Power EMC, now offer you two environmentally friendly, renewable energy options!
Our highly popular Cooperative Solar program allows you to enjoy the benefits of renewable solar energy without the hassles of panel ownership. For $19 per month, you can add a 1 kW block of solar production to your energy portfolio. No contracts. No hidden fees. No equipment to maintain.
CGEMC customer-owners also have the option to include biomass, or landfill gas, to their energy mix. Biomass creates energy from waste and removes dangerous methane gas from the environment during the process. CGEMC offers 150 kWh blocks of biomass energy for only $4.50 per month.
You can rest easy knowing our clean energy programs are Green-e Energy Certified by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). Green-e Energy certification and verification of a renewable energy program is essential so that you can be confident the renewable energy you purchase meets the highest standards.
Congratulations to Barbara Bagley and Celida Spencer! Both of these wonderful CGEMC employees retired during the month of March. We wish them all of the best in retirement, but will miss them tremendously!
ditch the pump!
The popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly. There are so many affordable models and speedy charging stations at local spots to make "fueling up" a breeze.
EVs are great for the environment! Consumers who drive an average of 12,000 miles per year see about $700 in gasoline savings!
Are you a proud owner of an EV or considering purchasing one in 2020? We would love to hear from you! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your experience with ditching the pump!
In March, a total of $27,713 was awarded by the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to non-profit organizations in our service territory.
- Putnam Community Resources - $1,500 - To purchase food.
- MM Hope House - $2,500 - To help fund their food pantry, Meals R Us.
- Five Loaves Two Fish Food Pantry - $4,996- Program support.
- Henry County Scholarship Foundation - $5,000 - To provide scholarships for college and technical/vocational schools.
- Griffin Area Resource Center - $4,216 - To purchase appliances and items for their program.
- Steffen Thomas Museum and Archives - $3,000 - Funds will be used fro A Day at the STMA field trips and the Distance Learning trial.
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia - $2,500 - To grant life-changing wish events for local children with critical illnesses in CGEMC's service territory.
- Ferst Readers, Inc. of Morgan County - $1,500 - To sustain and increase the number of children enrolled in the Ferst Readers Program in CGEMC's service area.
- The ALS Association - GA Chapter - $2,500 - For the Care Grant Program which helps alleviate financial hardships incurred for those diagnosed with ALS.
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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Warm Weather Savings!
Warmer weather means more time outside. Take advantage of these great deals to prep your outdoor living space.
Brown’s Turf & Pest Solutions - $25 off first mosquito treatment; free consultation for all other services. 404-925-9313
Classic Landscapes Inc. - Free landscape lighting design with any purchase of a system up to 5 acres. 678-481-3717
Mosquito Joe of East Atlanta-Athens -$25 off first treatment. 770-872-7879
Mosquito Joe of Macon - $25 off first treatment. 478-845-2046
The Original Bite Back Mosquito Larva Trap - 10% off online purchase. 404-975-8245
Waterworks Pressure Cleaning - 10% off all services. 678-408-1338
Are you a local business who would like to be included in Co-op Connections? Click the link below. It is simple and free!
This spring, consider using a rain barrel to save energy. Rain barrels capture rainwater from a roof that can be used later for watering your lawn, garden, or indoor plants.
Looking for more ways to save? Visit energy.gov.