TUCKER, Ga., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack E. Waters of Midway, Ga., was elected recently as a member director of the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) Board of Directors. He has served as a member director on the GTC Board since 2013 and also serves as vice president of the board of directors for Coastal Electric Cooperative.
During his three-year tenure, GTC has:
- Completed more than 380 transmission projects, including 44 miles of transmission lines, 22 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 Waters. "The strong partnership between Georgia Transmission Corporation and its member systems will help ensure reliable electric service as demand continues to grow."
Waters was among four directors elected to the GTC Board at its 2016 annual meeting of members held recently in Atlanta, Ga. Also elected were Charles Fendley, chairman of Amicalola EMC's board, Ronnie Lee, president/CEO of Walton EMC, and Tony Tucker, president/CEO of Mitchell EMC.
In addition to his current roles on the GTC and Coastal Electric boards, Waters has served as a director for the Georgia Energy Cooperative board, representing Coastal Electric. He is a former employee of The Heritage Bank where he attained the position of senior vice president before retiring in 2006. Within the community, Waters actively serves as a volunteer coach for the Liberty County High School boy's basketball team that recently won the 2015-16 state championship for their AAAA division.
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 Coastal Electric Cooperative, which serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia's population (4.1 million). For more information, visit gatrans.com.
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SOURCE Georgia Transmission Corporation