Decades of rapid population growth and rising
personal energy use in Georgia have challenged us to expand the capacity fast enough to meet demand. Instead of facing problems from transmission shortages, our maintenance efforts and the investment of more than $1 billion in new facilities this decade have us setting company records for electric reliability along our transmission network. The effects of our work can be felt in every region of the state. Our success means EMC customers are protected from increased outages, longer restoration times and a greater risk of blackouts.
New power lines and substations are essential to keeping the power grid reliable enough to meet the demands of growth and rising per-capita energy use.
Maintaining 3,000 miles of power lines and substations was made even more demanding in 2008 with the introduction of federal reliability standards. Although we achieved 100-percent compliance in our first external audit, the complexity of this job keeps us humble.
Find out how we work with communities to build the power lines and substations they need, and which organizations have our people jogging, cleaning up creeks, protecting butterfly research, giving blood and more.
Because of the delicate nature of working in mountains, wetlands and every environment imaginable, we’re proud to say we have an outstanding record of meeting federal and state regulations. In addition to serving as the main sponsor of a program that locates and catalogues historic sites, we work to improve land conservation and wildlife habitats across the state.
We became a separate electric co-op in 1997. See other milestones.
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Georgia Electric Membership Corp.(association)
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