TUCKER, Ga., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve E. Rawl, Sr. of Waverly, Ga. was recently re-elected as vice chairman of the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) Board of Directors. Rawl has served on the board since 1996, both as vice chairman and as a member director. In addition, he serves as first vice president of Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC).
During Rawl's 20-year tenure, GTC has:
- Completed more than 3,000 transmission projects, including 806 miles of transmission lines, 234 substations and its first solar generation interconnections;
- Consistently improved reliability and achieved record low numbers for both the frequency and duration of power outages;
- Earned two "best place to work" designations from Georgia Trend magazine and one from the Atlanta Business Chronicle; and
- Committed no violations of federal mandatory reliability standards.
"Through 2018, GTC plans to invest more than $560 million in our transmission system to fortify the electric power grid and ensure reliability," said Rawl. "The strong partnership between Georgia Transmission Corporation and Okefenoke REMC will help ensure reliable electric service for our members as demand grows."
The GTC Board of Directors elected directors at its 2016 Annual Meeting of Members and elected officers at its board meeting, both held recently in Atlanta, Ga. Also elected as GTC officers for one-year terms were Charles R. Fendley, chairman of the board, and Otis Jones, secretary-treasurer. Fendley is a GTC member director and is chairman of the board of Amicalola EMC. Jones also is a GTC member director and serves as chairman of the board of Jackson EMC.
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), owns more than 3,100 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 700 substations. These facilities deliver power to Georgia's EMCs, including Okefenoke REMC, which serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia's population (4.1 million). For more information, visit www.gatrans.com.
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SOURCE Georgia Transmission Corporation