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Making your power more reliable

We’re ranked 3rd in the nation for providing reliable power. Today, we’re trimming trees and using technology to make your electric experience even better.

System Upgrades

One of the most important things we do to provide reliable electricity is maintaining and updating our infrastructure. This can include changing out old poles, building new substations or replacing worn wires.

Our teams work strategically to keep our infrastructure up-to-date so you have power you can rely on. 

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It takes a village to serve our community

Cobb EMC Community Foundation, community, volunteer

As your cooperative, it’s our duty to serve and invest in the communities where we live and work. And that’s why we believe in giving back. 

With your help, the Cobb EMC Community Foundation has given more than $4 million to 179 local nonprofits within our five-county service area since 2013. In 2018, our employees volunteered over 1,400 hours. 

It takes a village to better our communities, and we thank you for helping us serve.  

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What To Do During A Power Outage

Outage & Storm Center

Whether you experience a short-term or long-term power outage, we want you to be prepared and know what to expect. Storms and accidents can both cause outages, and while we work on getting your power back on, it’s important for you to remain safe and calm. Follow our steps to make sure you are prepared if you ever experience a power outage.

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What to expect at the Annual Meeting

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This year is Cobb EMC’s 81st annual member appreciation event, and all members are welcome to attend and learn about ways to save on your electric bill, the future of Cobb EMC and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family.

Starting at 8 a.m. members can register for the meeting, then join in on the fun. We’ll have kids games and activities, free fair tickets, door prizes, demonstrations and stations to take pictures with the bucket truck and try on lineman safety gear.

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Cobb EMC honors law enforcement

Cobb EMC’s annual Steak Out appreciation lunch honored law enforcement from across the electric cooperative’s five-county service district.

Law enforcement officers and area elected officials attended the event, which was held at the Cobb EMC Bo and Mary Jean Pounds Auditorium. Guests enjoyed a steak lunch catered by LongHorn® Steakhouse Acworth, along with live music and door prizes. 

Cobb EMC has a long-standing tradition of supporting local law enforcement and public safety personnel.

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5 Energy-Saving Myths, Busted

It’s officially summer which means long, hot days and worrying about the cost of your electric bill. We understand that every penny counts, so we’re here to bust a few of the most common energy-saving myths.

1. Turning appliances off eliminates their energy use.

While this will help cut down your energy usage, it won’t eliminate it. Electricity is still drawn from appliances that are left plugged in. The only way for an appliance to not use any energy is to unplug them from the outlet completely.

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The Benefits of Weatherizing Your Home

Weatherization is the process of protecting the interior of a home from outdoor elements such as sun, rain or wind to reduce energy usage and increase efficiency.

There are several simple ways to weatherize your home. These include things like:

  • Sealing air ducts
  • Sealing recessed lighting fixtures
  • Installing storm doors and windows

Weatherizing your home provides many benefits, such as helping to improve your health and safety, reducing your energy consumption and increasing comfort.

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Kristen Delaney joins Cobb EMC

(Marietta, GA – May 8, 2019) – Cobb EMC today announced that Kristen Delaney will join the Marietta, Ga.-based electric cooperative as Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications, effective May 20.

"Kristen combines creativity and data-driven business leadership and will be an excellent addition to our team,” said Peter Heintzelman, President and CEO of Cobb EMC. “Her leadership and experience will bring a fresh perspective and drive our communications to the next level.”

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14 local students win scholarships

The Cobb EMC Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 14 local students. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which can be applied to any accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school.

2019 scholarship winners were selected based on applications, grades and test scores, letters of recommendation and an essay on their future plans and goals. This year’s winners include:

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