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General HEMC Facts

 

  • Habersham EMC was incorporated on July 25, 1938 under the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Act of 1937. HEMC is an electric cooperative. HEMC remains a "corporation" under the act.
     
  • HEMC is a 501(c)(12) not for profit private corporation in accordance with IRS code.
    • While this means HEMC does not pay federal or state income taxes, HEMC does pay other taxes such as payroll tax, sales tax and property tax.
       
  • Habersham EMC serves portions of the following counties:
    • Habersham
    • Hall
    • Lumpkin
    • Rabun
    • Stephens
    • White
       
  • As of Dec. 31, 2016, HEMC has 25,596 electric members. As an electric cooperative, each member represents one vote.
     
  • Habersham EMC serves 33,756 meters as of Dec. 31, 2016. An electric member can have more than one meter.
     
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