Habersham Electric Membership Corp

By: Bubbajunk.com

Habersham Electric Membership Corporation, a member-owned cooperative, was established in July 25, 1938. Habersham EMC has worked to supply its member-owners with the highest possible value in electric energy and services. Habersham EMC struggle to gives superb service to more than 30,000 accounts, including more than 1,500 new members annually. The company constantly works to upgrade the lines and equipment to meet the growing demand and make sure reliable service to all the members.
The first 70 miles of line were energized by May 15, 1939. Presently there are over 3,000 miles of line and growing at an average of 100 miles of line per year. Habersham EMC has a nine-member Board of Directors, nominated by the membership at a meeting held yearly. The company first office was located just off the square in Clarkesville. In 1958, the cooperative moved into its present day facility, located on Hwy. 115 West, Clarkesville, Georgia.
The company organization maintains a constant focus on promoting the economic development opportunities of North Georgia communities. Habersham EMC supports identification and promotion of commercial and industrial sites while working closely with area chambers of commerce and government agencies in order to develop the job opportunities and standard of living for the members. The company is recognized as the choice energy and services provider for new businesses. Some of their largest customers include: Wal-Mart, Habersham Metal Corporation, Cobb-Vantress, Fieldale Farms, Habersham and Rabun County School systems, and the cities of Toccoa and Baldwin.
Habersham EMC offers number of services to the residential members that are designed to make their home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible. Touchstone Energy Home Programs include:  New Homes, Existing Homes and Manufactured Homes.
The company has other services like, Internet Service, Security Systems, Levelized Billing, Senior Citizens Plan, Free Energy Audits, Security Light Program, Surge Protection, Locks for Gates, Energy Conservation Program, Electrical Safety, Competitive Rates, Convenient Payment Locations, Automatic Bank Drafting, Pagers, Online Bill Presentment & Payment and Computer Leases, HEMC Credit Cards w/ Rebates, Credit Card Drafting, Marathon Water Heaters & Rebate Program.
Habersham EMC has many other services available to their members: Bank Draft, Credit Card Draft, Senior Citizen Plan, Free Energy Audit, Free Locks for Gates, Safety Demonstrations, Heating and Air Conditioning Load Analysis and 5 percent Low Interest Loan Program.