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13
January
2023
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13:35 PM
America/New_York

Jackson EMC Crews to Assist Snapping Shoals EMC with Restoration Efforts

After restoring power to 6,333 of our members when heavy rain and strong winds from Thursday’s storms caused outages, Jackson EMC crews are assisting with power restoration efforts at Snapping Shoals EMC, based in Covington, GA. As of Friday, January 13 at noon approximately 5,000 of SSEMC’s members remained without power.   

Thirty-Seven Jackson EMC crew members with trucks and equipment join line workers from across the state to work alongside Snapping Shoals line crews to restore power to the ten counties in their service area. “Cooperation Among Cooperatives” is one of the principles all co-ops share. Jackson EMC provides fellow co-ops assistance with power restoration efforts following major outages.   

“Cooperatives have a long history of working to help each other. A Hart EMC crew assisted us during Winter Storm Elliott over Christmas, and we are happy to pay that forward by assisting Snapping Shoals EMC with replacing broken poles after the devastating storms they experienced yesterday. That’s cooperation among cooperatives at its best,” said Tommy Parker, managing director of operations.   

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 250,000 meters on 14,700 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.