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April
2022
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Powering Our Community Through the Years

This month marks 83 years since Jackson EMC first energized its lines.

On April 10, 1939, the cooperative started providing electricity – less than a year after Jackson EMC was chartered. At that time, about 5% of homes in Northeast Georgia had electricity. Today, Jackson EMC provides electricity to more than 245,000 meters across 10 counties. We’re one of the largest electric cooperatives in the U.S. 

Resizing

1938 - Jackson EMC chartered.

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1939 - First lines energized.

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1958 - Hard hats added for lineman safety.

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1964 - First bucket truck boosts work efficiency.

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1977 - Energy efficient home program launched.

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1993 - Jackson EMC serves 100,000 meters.

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1998 - EMC Security launches. EMC Security is owned by Jackson EMC, Walton EMC and Greystone Power Corporation.

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2001 - Green Power EMC founded. Green Power EMC is a not-for-profit corporation owned by 38 of Georgia's EMCs that provides renewable energy resources and education programs to its EMC owners and their members.

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2004 - Right Choice™ home program launched.

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2005 - Operation Round Up© launched. 

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2007 - Jackson EMC serves 200,000 meters.

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2012 - First mobile app for Jackson EMC launched.

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2015 - Bright Ideas grant program launched.

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2019 - MyJacksonEMC website and mobile app launched.

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2022 - Jackson EMC serves 245,000+ meters.