10:43 AM

Jackson EMC Crews to Assist with Power Restoration Efforts in Virginia

Jackson EMC is assisting with power restoration efforts at Southside Electric Cooperative in Crewe, VA, where a major ice storm event caused widespread power outages. Twenty Jackson EMC employees left the cooperative this morning to assist with the restoration efforts. 

As of Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., Southside Electric Cooperative reported approximately 25,000 members experiencing power outages. On Tuesday, Jackson EMC released 55 contractors to help with power restoration efforts in Kentucky and Louisiana.  

A principle of co-ops is cooperation among cooperatives. Keeping with that principle, when asked, Jackson EMC provides fellow co-ops assistance with power restoration efforts following major outages. Jackson EMC linemen will work alongside Southside Electric Cooperative line crews to safely restore power to the co-op’s members. 

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 240,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.