11:17 AM

Jackson EMC to Assist with Storm Restoration Efforts

Twenty Jackson EMC linemen are assisting with restoration efforts at Hart Electric Membership Corporation. In addition, Jackson EMC has released 171 contractors to help remove debris and repair damaged distribution power lines due to recent storms. 

Some contractors will be assisting with restoration efforts at Hart EMC in Hartwell, GA and Habersham Electric Membership Corporation in Clarkesville, GA. The electric cooperatives experienced widespread power outages from thunderstorm and wind damage in the early morning hours on Monday.  

As of Tuesday morning, Hart EMC is reporting 1,958 power outages, and Habersham EMC is reporting 1,558 power outages. 

Jackson EMC regularly uses contractors for construction, maintenance and vegetation management. The contractors being released to Hart and Habersham EMCs are tree maintenance and system improvement crews. Our linemen and other support personnel stand ready to respond to our members, if needed. 

A principle of co-ops is cooperation among cooperatives. Keeping with that principle, when asked and able, Jackson EMC provides fellow co-ops assistance with power restoration efforts following major outages. The contractors released by Jackson EMC will work alongside Hart and Habersham EMC 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 234,000 meters on 14,198 miles of energized wire. For more information, visitjacksonemc.com.