Cobb EMC is ranked 1st in the nation for restoring outages quickly and 3rd in the nation for providing reliable power according to the IEEE. Our commitment is to provide the most reliable electric service at the lowest possible price. To do this, we must purchase electricity from several different producers at the best rates we can negotiate.
This strategy also requires offering efficient service from a variety of sources. Each of Cobb EMC’s more than 192 distribution circuits is tied in with others so, if necessary, power can be delivered from an adjoining circuit.
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Cobb EMC maintains high service reliability
- We use cutting-edge technology to improve customer service and ensure reliable distribution of electricity.
- Along with a Geographic Information System (GIS), Cobb EMC uses an outage management system to group outages and predict the outage location. A mobile work force management system electronically dispatches outage tickets to crews in the field. The wireless integration of these and other electronic systems enables improved response times and customer service.
- Our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system increases efficiency and maintains reliability by continuously monitoring equipment status and performance and feeding the information back to our Power Control technicians. Cobb EMC was the first cooperative in Georgia and first co-op of its size in the nation to implement SCADA.
- Cobb EMC’s Power Control technicians provide centralized monitoring of power system operations and weather 24/7, 365 days a year. Our Power Control Center has served as an example for and been studied by utilities across the nation and the world.
Sources: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Cooperative Research Network, Sandia National Laboratories, Idaho National Laboratory, Cooperative Research Network and articles written by Scott Gates, NRECA.
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