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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.  

Habersham EMC Returns Capital Credits

For the 31st consecutive year, Habersham EMC (HEMC) members received capital credit checks in late November. Since 1987, HEMC has returned more than $14 million to members. This year's retirement includes the return of capital contributed by members in 1987.


Member capital is utilized for a period of time to finance electric system improvements and maintain the financial strength required by HEMC's lenders. Then it is returned, demonstrating one of the principles of our cooperative, nonprofit organization.


Habersham EMC To Accept Bids for Cleaning Services and Lawn Care Services


Habersham EMC will be accepting bids for cleaning services and lawn care services. 

For more information, please follow the links below:


Cleaning Services Information

HEMC Holds Member Dialogue Session


Approximately 70 Habersham EMC members took advantage of the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the HEMC Board of Directors, executive staff and employees when they chose to attend HEMC's first Member Dialogue Session September 28 in Clarkesville.


"The purpose of this session is to hear from all members. Some have already shared ideas, concerns and suggestions. We want to hear more," stated Rick Wood, Chairman of HEMC Board of Directors.


New scam targeting Habersham EMC members

Habersham EMC has been notified that some members have received telephone calls stating their power would be disconnected unless they make a payment.

“Members should hang up at once and report the call to their local law enforcement. Do not give out any personal information,” advises Nicole Dover, HEMC Director of Marketing & Communications. “If HEMC members have questions regarding their accounts, customer service representatives can be reached at 706-754-2114, 706-865-4362 or 800-640-6812.”

Member Dialogue Session September 28, 2017

Habersham EMC will host a Member Dialogue Session at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28 at the HEMC headquarters (6135 Hwy. 115 West) in Clarkesville.


This  session allows HEMC members the opportunity to ask questions.


HEMC is proud to serve Northeast Georgia and welcomes member feedback and involvement.


We look forward to visiting with you on September 28th!

Statement from HEMC Regarding Deposits with Community Bank & Trust


As the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Habersham EMC, it is my responsibility to keep track of all financial information and transactions for the co-op. I have been in this role for almost twenty years. I do not take this duty lightly. At HEMC, we do everything we can to protect and advance the interests of all our members. Our focus is keeping rates low and reliability high, and that guides all our decisions.


New Scam Targeting Habersham EMC Members


Habersham EMC has been notified that some members have received telephone calls stating their power would be disconnected unless they make a payment. The scam appears to target Hispanic members as the information is given in Spanish.


An Open Letter to Habersham EMC Members from Board Chairman Rick Wood


Habersham EMC has been the subject of a series of articles in a group of local newspapers that point out important issues that need further explanation from our board. Issues that came up during our annual meeting emphasized the need to communicate more fully and clearly.


Habersham EMC exists to serve its members. Every decision board members make is an attempt to improve the services we offer whether it's through price, reliability or efficiency.



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