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Cobb EMC Community Foundation gives $3M to local nonprofits

Cobb EMC Community Foundation

Small change added up to make a big difference in our community in 2017. The Cobb EMC Community Foundation reached a milestone donation of more than $3 million to local nonprofits since 2013.

Thank you to Cobb EMC members who round their bills up each month through Operation Round Up. Your contributions fund the Cobb EMC Community Foundation to help charitable organizations right here in Cobb EMC’s five-county service area.

See your gifts in action. Below are a few nonprofits that received funds from the Cobb EMC Community Foundation in December 2017.

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5 ways to get organized this New Year

Cut the clutter, save a stamp and get organized when it comes to your electric bill. We’ve got five ways to make managing your electric account easier.

1. Say hello to paperless billing and goodbye to piles of envelopes and bill stubs. View and pay your bill online when you set up an account. You can also get reminders for when your bill is available, when payment is due and when payment is posted.

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Cobb EMC bills to decrease

Cobb EMC today announced a Wholesale Power Adjustment (WPA) credit, effective December 1, which will bring $3.2 million in savings to the electric cooperative’s members. Cobb EMC increases or decreases the WPA as necessary to follow changes in wholesale electric generation and transmission costs.

“This credit offers greater savings to our cooperative members, which is particularly important during the holiday season,” said Chip Nelson, President and CEO of Cobb EMC. “The average household, which uses 1,000 kWh each month, will save $15 on their bill.”

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12 steps to a safer Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time to celebrate loved ones. As you prepare for the holiday, don’t forget about safety! Here are 12 ways you can make this Thanksgiving safer:

Travel Safety

  • Remember the Move Over Laws and use caution in construction zones.
  • Do not text and drive. Give the road your full attention.
  • Be sure you’re well rested before hitting the road.
  • Obey the speed limit and plan for delays.
  • Don’t follow another vehicle too closely.
  • Report suspicious driving to police.

 

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Nominate a friend for an energy makeover!

Home energy efficiency makeover

Nominations for the Home Energy Efficiency Makeover are open!

Cobb EMC is partnering with the Cobb Heating and Air Conditioning Association, Gas South and Cobb County Water System to give one member a home energy efficiency makeover!

Nominate a family in need of energy efficient home improvements for the chance to win. Homeowners must live in a primary residence served by Cobb EMC to be eligible. 

Entries must be submitted by January 17, 2020.

Nominate a neighbor today! 

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