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HEMC Empowering Local Youth Through Unique Opportunities


Habersham EMC is proudly presenting opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and further their education.  Applications for two programs are now available through our website or at our offices in Clarkesville and Cleveland - The Washington Youth Tour and the Walter Harrison Scholarship


Cleveland Office Closing Early January 18, 2019


The Cleveland office will close at 2 p.m., Friday, January 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Member Service Representatives will be available by phone until 5 p.m. by calling (706) 865-4362 or (800) 640-6812.


Cash, credit, debit and check payments may be made at the kiosk located inside the Express Mart at 258 N. Main St., Cleveland.


Payments may also be made by phone, through the HEMC website or by using the MyHEMC app.


Cantrell Appointed HEMC Board Secretary-Treasurer

During the December HEMC Board of Directors meeting, Director Dustin Hulsey expressed his desire to resign from the office of Board Secretary-Treasurer.


Right of Way Reclamation Effort Shows Benefit to Membership in Wake of Winter Storm Diego

Habersham EMC initiated a ground-to-sky right of way reclamation project in 2018. Approximately 300 miles of right of way, 20% of HEMC’s system, was completed during the first year of this five-year project.

11:38 a.m. Outage Update December 11, 2018


At 11:38 a.m., 128 meters were out.

Habersham = 3

Rabun = 121

White = 4


* Note regarding outage map:

Due to lack of cell service in some parts of our service area, some outages with crews assigned (helmets on top of the colored dot/polygon) do not provide an estimated time of restoration. Instead, they say "assessing damage". Please note that crews are there working and will provide an ETR when cell service is available.

Dec. 11, 2018 7:10 a.m. Outage Update


As of 7:10 a.m., 266 meters remained without power.


Habersham = 3

Rabun = 260

White = 3


Crews have been assigned to outages throughout the service area.


Several crews will be in Rabun County where the majority of outages remain. Challenges there are the amount of trees that have fallen and the terrain.


Please avoid downed lines and treat all as if energized.


10 p.m. Outage Update Dec. 10, 2018


As of 10 p.m., 452 meters remain without power.


At this time, two crews will work throughout the night as the others stop for a mandatory rest period to ensure their safety. They will return to service at 6 a.m.


Dec. 10, 2018 5 p.m. Winter Storm Diego Update


12/10/18 5 p.m. update


962 meters are currently without power.

This includes:

Habersham = 123

Rabun = 775

Stephens = 1

White = 63


Crews are currently working in the following areas:

- Hwy. 197 N in Habersham (broken poles)

- Scattered outages around Cornelia

Dec. 10, 2018 11:45 a.m. Winter Storm Diego Outage Update


As of 11:45 a.m., 2017 meters continue to experience an outage.


This includes:

Habersham = 238

Rabun = 1708

Stephens = 18

White = 83



Dec. 10, 2018 9:20 a.m. Winter Storm Diego Outage Update


2675 meters are without power. This includes:

Habersham = 336
Lumpkin = 33
Rabun = 2197
Stephens = 18
White = 19


Crews will be working in the following areas today:


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