On May 11, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electricfication Administration Act to bring electricity to rural America. Four years later, on December 12, 1939, nine rural electric pioneers met next door to the Pickens County Courthouse to form a new electric membership corporation (EMC) to serve areas in Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Dawson and Lumpkin Counties. Because of this action and the dedication of these local leaders, Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation was born on February 10, 1940.
Amicalola EMC provides electricity through 4,912 miles of line to approximately 33,955 members which have approximately 40,985 meters. Amicalola EMC service Area Headquarters - Jasper, Northern District - Ellijay, Eastern District - Dahlonega.
Amicalola EMC product is Security Lights, such as our standard security light is 100 watts, 8,550 lumens and costs $8.50 per month; surge protectors provides added protection to computers, fax machines, copiers, VCR'S, TV'S, stereo's or other ac line powered electronic and electrical equipment and water heaters under the maintenance program, Amicalola EMC provides replacement 30, 40 and 50 gallon standard and low boy electric water heaters with a 5 year manufacturers warranty.
Amicalola EMC has made some program for Community such as Operation Round Up like a program designed to provide financial assistance to worthwhile activities and community projects; Stream Program It's Amicalola EMC's responsibility to periodically check the water's quality and to remove any debris from the stream; Wildflower Program This program is a joint venture between Amicalola EMC and the Georgia Department of Transportation. This program allows us to enhance our rights-of-way with beautiful wildflowers; Project Habitat Project Habitat is a utility wildlife enhancement program that helps in the management of rights-of-way to benefit species such as songbirds, deer, quail and wild turkey. It's co-sponsored by The National Wild Turkey Federation, Quails Unlimited, Buckmasters, and Butterfly Lovers International.
Today, Amicalola EMC provides electricity through 4,912 miles of line to approximately 33,955 members which have approximately 40,985 meters.
Amicalola EMCPosted on Apr 17, 2006