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2018 HEMC Right of Way Initiative

As a cooperative, Habersham EMC strives to serve members' needs by keeping electrical rates as low as possible and operating in the best interest of all members.


To further ensure reliable service to our members, HEMC will cut 350 miles of right of way along primary overhead lines in 2018. This is one measure that will be taken by HEMC during 2018 to promote improved reliability to our membership.


  • By implementing a ground-to-sky initiative, limbs overhanging the primary lines will be removed to increase reliability. This means that HEMC's 30 foot right of way for primary lines will be clear from the ground to the sky. 
  • Service lines that run to individual homes or businesses will be trimmed back to remove limbs near the service lines.


These proactive steps will put HEMC on a five year right of way maintenance cycle and reduce controllable expenses over time. 



Areas to be affected by the 2018 Right of Way Initiative (by substation and in chronological order):


Clarkesville Primary: - Complete

Blacksnake Road
Hardwood Drive
Cody Road
Hazel Creek Road
Highway 197 South


Cornelia: - Underway

Chase Road
J. Warren Road
Old Cleveland Highway
Old Athens Highway
Pea Ridge Road
VFW Loop Road
Cannon Bridge Road/Highway 105


Leaf: - Underway

Highway 254/Mossy Creek Road
Will Hambrick Road
Sam Craven Road
Bill Presley Road
Will Lothridge Road


Stringer: - Underway

Hub Head Road
Britt Gailey Road
Staton Road
Campground Road
Holly Springs Road
Skitts Mountain Road
Highway 52/Lula Road
Belton Bridge Road



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