Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | December 2019

As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for many opportunities to make an impact in each of the 14 counties that we serve.

Through programs like Operation Round Up, educational partnerships, and active involvement with numerous community organizations, we contributed more than $300,000 in 2019 to local nonprofits and causes, school districts, and economic engines in the CGEMC service territory!

Looking ahead to 2020, our focus will remain on meeting the evolving needs of our growing territory. Each cooperative decision is based on ever-changing technology and sustainability requirements, while continuing to deliver reliable and affordable power to all of our customer-owners. Thank you for being an important member of our cooperative family! — CGEMC President/CEO George L. Weaver

Washington youth tour

Tour dates: June 18 - 25, 2020

Application deadline: February 21, 2020

Interviews: March 5, 2020

It's time to apply for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour! We will be selecting two exceptional high school students from the Central Georgia EMC territory to have the experience of a lifetime—all expenses paid!

The Washington Youth Tour is a fast-paced week of adventure, including tours of all the major sites, meetings with state and national leaders, and activities to build leadership skills.

The Washington Youth Tour is open to:

  • High school sophomores or juniors, who will be at least sixteen (16) years old by June 18, 2020.
  • The student must live and attend school in one of our 14 serviced counties (Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Morgan, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Putnam, and Spalding counties).

Walter harrison scholarship

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

Calling all college students! Twelve $1,000 scholarships will be awarded statewide to students with exemplary academic records. The funds may be applied to educational expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college, or vocational/technical institute in Georgia. The scholarships are available to any college-level students regardless of age.

The application process is underway. For full qualifications and to download your scholarship application, visit www.cgemc.com. Completed applications are due by January 31, 2020. Don't delay!

North macon plaza

CGEMC serves a new shopping plaza in Macon! North Macon Plaza, located on Bass Road, is the new hot spot for shopping. Five Below was the first store to open, but the rest are quickly following.

The plaza will host Marshall's, HomeGoods, Five Below, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Old Navy, Famous Footwear, Bealls Outlet, David's Bridal, America's Best, Shane's Rib Shack, and Your Pie, with room for additional retailers.

ghsa football championships

CGEMC is proud to help support the GHSA Football Championships through Georgia EMC. The championship games will be held at the Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta. We hope you join us as we cheer on the home teams!

Friday, December 13

  • 10:00 a.m. - Class A Private
  • 1:00 p.m. - Class 2 A
  • 4:30 p.m. - Class 5A
  • 8:00 p.m. - Class 6A

Saturday, December 14

  • 10:00 a.m. - Class A Public
  • 1:00 p.m. - Class 3A
  • 4:30 p.m. - Class 4A
  • 8:00 p.m. - Class 7A
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 give back

In this season of giving, CGEMC employees step up to the task. This month, several employees donated time and food for "The Perfect Potluck" in Flovilla. We gathered donations for BackPack Buddies of Monroe County and coats for Collier's Community Services. And, we're currently collecting non-perishable food items for the City of Jackson's Can-A-Thon.

Giving back does not end for us in December. Service to our communities is written into our founding principles as a cooperative. We are excited to see the "Co-Opportunities" our employees will be involved with in 2020!

Year-end system maintenance

Central Georgia EMC will be performing year-end computer maintenance beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The customer information and payment system will not be available until 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Holiday closings

Central Georgia EMC’s office will close Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, 2019. The office will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 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.


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 with savings up to $11,000 on the purchase of a new NISSAN Leaf®.

Operation Round Up

In November, a total of $13,495 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 and shop local with your Co-op Connections discount card!

Light Box Gifts - 10% off a purchase of $20 or more. 3075 Apt to Miss Rd, Monticello. 706-476-7098.

Sage and Sparrow - 10% off one full-priced item. 19 East Johnston Street, Forsyth. 478-993-2281.

Southern Grace Creations - 10% off a non-sale item. North Macon Plaza, Macon. 478-305-7554.

The Chicken House - 15% off any purchase, excluding lunch cafe items. 324 East Broad Street, Griffin. 404-775-5094.

The Front Porch - 10% off all purchases of $25 or more. Exclusions apply. 218 John Frank Ward Blvd, McDonough. 770-594-3383.

Legaci Status - 10% off full-priced items. 24 Mulberry Street, Jackson. 678-774-8777.

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

Dry towels and heavier cottons separate from lighter clothing. You'll spend less time (and energy) drying the lighter-weight clothing.

Looking for more ways to save? Visit 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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