14:38 PM

Jackson EMC Releases Contractors to Assist with Power Restoration

Jackson EMC has released 56 contractors to help with power restoration efforts in Ohio due to damage caused by storms and high winds on Sunday.   

The contractors are assisting FirstEnergy, located in Cleveland. FirstEnergy serves approximately 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. As of this morning, FirstEnergy reported more than 80,000 customers without power in Ohio. 

Jackson EMC regularly uses contractors for construction, maintenance and vegetation management. The contractors released to assist with restoration efforts in Ohio are overhead line construction crews. 

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 239,000 meters on 14,412 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.