Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) Report Outages

TUCKER, Ga. – At 3 p.m., Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 19,000 customers without power, primarily in north Georgia, as a result of winter weather which arrived earlier today. 

While crews have restored service throughout the day, numbers may fluctuate throughout the afternoon and evening as outages continue to occur as a result of heavy snow and ice forming on power lines.  Customers should report power outages by contacting their local EMC and stay away from downed lines and report them immediately to their local utility or call 911.

Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state’s 41 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia’s customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to 4.4 million people, half of Georgia’s population, across 73 percent of the state’s land area.

Note: Another update will be provided at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, visit Georgia EMC’s Storm Center at https://georgiaemc.com/storm-center for up-to-date outage information.