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Going Green

Clean, safe energy is important to Jackson EMC. We support renewal energy technologies through providing green energy services.

These services include Sun Power for Homes, green energy purchases through Green Power EMC and resources for electric vehicles (EVs).

Whether you’re interested in learning about renewable energy – or if you have plans to purchase solar panels or an EV – Jackson EMC is a valuable resource as your trusted energy expert.

To learn more about renewable energy resources, visit jacksonemc.com/greenservices.

Sun Power for Homes

Jackson EMC can help you decide if solar energy is a good fit for your home – and we can make it more affordable for you. Solar powered photovoltaic (PV) systems provide clean and safe renewable energy while conserving natural resources and reducing the environmental impact of energy production. If you’re considering a solar-powered system for your home, contact us. You may be eligible for a Jackson EMC rebate of up to $4,500.

Our energy experts can provide a solar site survey and help you determine if solar is right for you.

Check with a Jackson EMC residential energy advisor for program requirements. Call 1-800-462-3691 or visit jacksonemc.com/solar-power-home to learn more.

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way in recent years. Today's EVs may be a right fit for you. EVs:

  • Cost less to operate than gas- or diesel-powered vehicles.
  • Are environmentally-friendly with no tailpipe emissions.
  • Can be charged at home with a standard 120V outlet or a level 2 (240V) charger.
  • Run on electric motors that offer quiet, smooth operations and low maintenance.
  • Have longer driving ranges and shorter recharge times than previous technology.

On a full charge, today’s EVs can travel 80-360 miles. Fully recharging an EV battery can take as little as 4 hours, but up to 24 hours, depending on the type of charger and battery capacity.

Jackson EMC offers a $250 rebate when you purchase a level 2 (240V) EV charger. Purchase one online through the Jackson EMC Marketplace for an instant rebate, or send required documentation to Jackson EMC after purchasing one elsewhere. For details, visit jacksonemc.com/EV.

Jackson EMC also offers a special electric vehicle rate to EV drivers who avoid using electric power during peak periods. Tax credits may also be available for purchasing an EV and charging equipment.

Green Power EMC

For 20 years, Green Power EMC has helped electric cooperatives, like Jackson EMC, provide renewable energy to members.

Through Green Power EMC, we use renewable energy from landfills that generate methane gas, a biomass facility that uses waste wood, and solar energy sites, including a solar facility in Barrow County.

In March, Jackson EMC became one of 32 electric cooperatives in Georgia to share in power production from a new 200-megawatt solar portfolio that includes three large facilities in south Georgia. Collectively, these sites will provide enough renewable energy to serve more than 35,000 EMC households.

Through these and other collaborations, Jackson EMC provides you the opportunity to help the environment by purchasing this renewable energy.

Your cost is an additional $4.50 a month when you opt for 150 kilowatt-hours of green energy per month through the Green Power program. This covers about a tenth of the average monthly household use. Jackson EMC members can sign up to participate in the Green Power program at jacksonemc.com/green.