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Infrared Inspections Improve System Reliability

In order to improve system reliability, Habersham EMC contractors will be completing an infrared inspection of all major three-phase infrastructure such as lines, poles, transformers and insulators. This will be an eight-to-ten-week project. Inspections will begin in areas surrounding Cornelia including Camp Creek, J. Warren Road, Old Athens Highway, Smith Loop Road and Cannon Bridge Road. Vehicles and employees will be identified as HEMC Contractors. For questions, please call HEMC at (706) 754-2114

HEMC Prepares for Possible Winter Storm

Operations Manager Rob Rowland meets with crews to discuss restoration plans, safety measures and work schedules in the event outages occur this weekend. Plans include providing an estimated time of restoration (ETR) so members can stay better informed

 

Predictive Maintenance: Improving Reliability and Reducing Operating Costs

HEMC CEO Brad Hicks (center) conducts training with employees Clarence Bryson and Craig Carlan on an analysis of dissolved gas and fluid quality for voltage regulator oil which is used for insulation and cooling.

 

No Outages Reported Due to Winter Storm Inga

HEMC members have not experienced outages due to Winter Storm Inga as of 4 p.m. today.


The winter weather advisory is still in effect through 11 a.m. on Thursday. With temperatures expected to be in the teens tonight, HEMC anticipates system-wide peaks of electrical demand and consumption. Energy conservation is encouraged during these times. Please consider:
 

  • Setting your thermostat to the suggested energy conservation level of 68 degrees

Habersham EMC Prepares for Winter Storm Inga

Habersham EMC is closely monitoring weather conditions in preparation for Winter Storm Inga's arrival. Employees are on a heightened state of readiness and prepared to react immediately.

 

Contingency plans are in place to address potential outages associated with snow accumulation, high winds and extreme cold. The following steps have been taken:

 

  • Poles, wire, transformers and other supplies used in the restoration process are in stock

 

HEMC Announces 2018 Right of Way Maintenance Initiative

To further promote improved reliability to our membership, HEMC will cut 350 miles of right of way during 2018.

Learn more about this initiative and the areas scheduled for maintenance at 2018 HEMC Right of Way Initiative.

 

Winter Weather Preparations - Jan. 5, 2018

Habersham EMC anticipates system-wide peaks of electrical demand and consumption due to the forecasted frigid temperatures. The greatest contributor to these peaks is heating as auxiliary heat strips are activated and electric heat sources are used for longer periods of time.

 

Year End Maintenance

Due to year-end maintenance HEMC will be unable to accept payments after 5 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017. Maintenance should be complete on Jan. 1, 2018.

Cleaning and Lawn Care Contracts Awarded

Following a delay due to Winter Storm Benji, Habersham EMC has awarded contracts for the cleaning and lawn care services to the following companies:

               

       Cleaning:        Appalachian Hard Surface Restoration, Cleveland, Ga

       Lawn Care:     Turnerville Lawn Care, Clarkesville, Ga

 

Thank you to all who supplied bids for the services.

Winter Storm Benji Restoration Updates

Noon Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017

 

Approximately 30 meters remain without power. Crews are working to restore those today. 

HEMC staff is also monitoring the weather and is prepared to respond as additional outages occur due to the predicted high winds.

 

 

 

7:30 a.m. Monday Dec. 11, 2017

 

Approximately 3,000 meters remain without power.  

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