Our Commitment to You:
We want to thank you for giving us the
opportunity to partner with you. We are here to
serve you and meet your needs for safe, reliable, and affordable
power. No matter what the future brings, one thing is
certain—We're looking out for you.
We are committed to:
Keeping you informed about new regulations and policy changes
that can impact your electric bills.
Working with the community and do everything we can to keep your
electric bills affordable.
Continuing deploying state-of-the-art solutions such as our
automated meter infrastructure system that helps us control
operating costs and improve service reliability.
Continuing to put you, our members, first. Your opinion is
very important to us. You will
always have a voice in how your co-op operates.
We Are Different -- We Are Looking Out for You!
Cooperatives, like Altamaha EMC, are different from other
business you deal with. We’re different because we’re Looking
Out for You. Now, more than ever, that’s important because we
need to work together to keep your electric bills affordable.
Congress did not pass a comprehensive climate bill last year.
However, this month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
began regulating greenhouse gasses—an action made possible by a
2007 Supreme Court decision, followed by rulings allowing the
EPA to use the Clean Air Act to curb carbon emissions. Policies
dealing with coal ash, even more stringent controls on other
power plant emissions, and state renewable energy requirements
could also lead to higher costs. It’s hard to predict the
future, but one thing seems certain: government regulations are
going to increase the cost of doing business.
New regulations won’t be the only culprit. Prices for fuel,
materials, and equipment will continue to rise. Although the
recent economic slump and corresponding drop in electricity use
provided some much-needed breathing room, soon we will need to
build new power plants, requiring a significant, long-term
investment of time and money.
We’re committed to keeping you informed about policy changes
that will impact your electric bill through channels like
monthly newsletters, Georgia
Magazine, and our website. We’re going to do everything we can
to keep your electric bills affordable.
To accomplish that, we’re controlling costs through innovation.
Our energy efficiency programs like the HomePlus Energy
Efficiency Home Improvement Financing Program can help you
manage your energy use. We also offer home energy audits to make
sure you’re getting the best value out of the energy you use
Deploying state-of-the-art solutions, like our automated meter
infrastructure system, helps us control operating costs and
improve service reliability. Nationally, cooperatives are
meeting members’ power needs with a diverse fuel mix, including
While we’re affordable and innovative, above all else we’re
member focused. No matter what comes our way we’ll continue to
put you, our members, first. Altamaha EMC is member controlled
and locally operated. As a member, you have a voice in how your
Member control means we are accountable to those we serve, and
are dedicated to assisting our communities—your money stays at
work close to home. Costs are rising for all of us, but when it
comes to your electric bill our rates are set simply to cover
the cost of doing business, not to generate profits for distant
stockholders. In fact, as a not-for-profit organization, we give
money back to you in the form of capital credits when our
revenues exceed costs.
The bottom line? We exist only to serve you and meet your needs
for safe, reliable, and affordable power.
As you can see, we’re different. We’re working together to keep
your electric bills affordable. We’re controlling costs through
innovation. And we’re continuing to put you, our members, first.
No matter what the future brings, one thing is certain—We're
looking out for you.