Powering Georgia’s Community

Operation Round Up Makes Extra Change Count

Each month, thousands of Georgia’s local EMC consumers generously round up their electric bills to the next highest dollar amount to provide help to local charities and service organizations. From this “extra change,” EMCs have distributed millions of dollars throughout the state since the Operation Round Up program began in 1989. Recipients include food banks, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, Hospice, schools and many, many others. To find out more, contact your local EMC.

Look Up and Live!

Consumers may take their electricity for granted, but we want to make sure everyone takes electrical safety seriously. Our EMC employees receive ongoing training to handle this powerful resource as safely as possible, and there are some essential basic rules we want everyone to know. That’s why many EMCs provide safety demonstrations for schools, community groups and local events. Ask your local EMC about safety demonstrations available in your area.

EMCs Work to Grow Jobs in Georgia

Georgia’s EMCs have long worked in partnership with local, regional and state organizations to help hundreds of companies make decisions to open new operations in Georgia or expand existing operations. These projects have injected millions of dollars into our state’s economy and created thousands of new jobs for Georgians. See Georgia EMC’s Community & Economic Development Services and visit Georgia’s Department of Economic Development.

Leadership Training

EMCs across the state offer a series of training sessions to help elected officials and civic leaders understand the economic development process and help their communities thrive and prosper. These sessions are just one component of a comprehensive community and economic development program coordinated by Georgia EMC. To find out more, contact your local EMC.

Generating Bright Ideas, Future Leaders

Georgia’s EMCs support education through a variety of programs, including student scholarships; the Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program for high school seniors; and the Bright Ideas program, in which small grants are awarded to teachers for innovative classroom projects. Take a look at the EMC-sponsored Youth and Education Programs and contact your local EMC about participation.