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Georgia's Electric Membership Corporations Outage Update

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TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 4:30 a.m. today, Georgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 129,000 customers without power as a result of snow and sleet blanketing much of north and central Georgia.

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 more than four million people, half of Georgia's population, across 73 percent of the state's land area.

Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 38 EMCs, owns more than 3000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 600 substations.  These facilities deliver power to Georgia's EMCs who serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia's population (4.5 million).

Note: Another update, including restoration numbers, will be sent at 8:00 a.m. 

SOURCE Georgia EMC



RELATED LINKS
http://www.georgiaemc.com

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