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.
1938 - Jackson EMC chartered.
1939 - First lines energized.
1958 - Hard hats added for lineman safety.
1964 - First bucket truck boosts work efficiency.
1977 - Energy efficient home program launched.
1993 - Jackson EMC serves 100,000 meters.
1998 - EMC Security launches. EMC Security is owned by Jackson EMC, Walton EMC and Greystone Power Corporation.
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.
2004 - Right Choice™ home program launched.
2005 - Operation Round Up© launched.
2007 - Jackson EMC serves 200,000 meters.
2012 - First mobile app for Jackson EMC launched.
2015 - Bright Ideas grant program launched.
2019 - MyJacksonEMC website and mobile app launched.
2022 - Jackson EMC serves 245,000+ meters.