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Winter Weather Preparations - Jan. 5, 2018

Habersham EMC anticipates system-wide peaks of electrical demand and consumption due to the forecasted frigid temperatures. The greatest contributor to these peaks is heating as auxiliary heat strips are activated and electric heat sources are used for longer periods of time.

 

Year End Maintenance

Due to year-end maintenance HEMC will be unable to accept payments after 5 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017. Maintenance should be complete on Jan. 1, 2018.

Cleaning and Lawn Care Contracts Awarded

Following a delay due to Winter Storm Benji, Habersham EMC has awarded contracts for the cleaning and lawn care services to the following companies:

               

       Cleaning:        Appalachian Hard Surface Restoration, Cleveland, Ga

       Lawn Care:     Turnerville Lawn Care, Clarkesville, Ga

 

Thank you to all who supplied bids for the services.

Winter Storm Benji Restoration Updates

Noon Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017

 

Approximately 30 meters remain without power. Crews are working to restore those today. 

HEMC staff is also monitoring the weather and is prepared to respond as additional outages occur due to the predicted high winds.

 

 

 

7:30 a.m. Monday Dec. 11, 2017

 

Approximately 3,000 meters remain without power.  

Habersham EMC Returns Capital Credits


For the 31st consecutive year, Habersham EMC (HEMC) members received capital credit checks in late November. Since 1987, HEMC has returned more than $14 million to members. This year's retirement includes the return of capital contributed by members in 1987.

 

Member capital is utilized for a period of time to finance electric system improvements and maintain the financial strength required by HEMC's lenders. Then it is returned, demonstrating one of the principles of our cooperative, nonprofit organization.

 

Habersham EMC To Accept Bids for Cleaning Services and Lawn Care Services

 

Habersham EMC will be accepting bids for cleaning services and lawn care services. 


For more information, please follow the links below:

 

Cleaning Services Information
 

PowerGuard Security Scam

Habersham EMC has been notified that some community members have received telephone calls from individuals trying to sell them personal alert systems or security devices.

 

HEMC Holds Member Dialogue Session

 

Approximately 70 Habersham EMC members took advantage of the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the HEMC Board of Directors, executive staff and employees when they chose to attend HEMC's first Member Dialogue Session September 28 in Clarkesville.

 

"The purpose of this session is to hear from all members. Some have already shared ideas, concerns and suggestions. We want to hear more," stated Rick Wood, Chairman of HEMC Board of Directors.

 

New scam targeting Habersham EMC members

Habersham EMC has been notified that some members have received telephone calls stating their power would be disconnected unless they make a payment.

“Members should hang up at once and report the call to their local law enforcement. Do not give out any personal information,” advises Nicole Dover, HEMC Director of Marketing & Communications. “If HEMC members have questions regarding their accounts, customer service representatives can be reached at 706-754-2114, 706-865-4362 or 800-640-6812.”

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