Please be careful and stay aware of the changing weather conditions today. Please make sure you have multiple ways of being notified should your area be in danger.
Please take any necessary precautions or preparations in the event you should experience a power loss. Heavy rains and high wind gusts are in the forecast today and this evening. One helpful source is www.ready.gov, a national public service campaign designed to assist residents in preparing for power outages, flooding and several other topics.
Due to heavy rains and high winds that passed through our service area late yesterday afternoon, our crews worked outages last night and are still restoring power in the affected areas. Currently, 744 members are without power. Please remember to stay away from any downed power lines – always assume they are energized and stay clear to stay safe!
Power outages may be reported to the following numbers only: 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359. Real time outage information is available at www.amicalolaemc.com or through our mobile app. The app is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play. You may also report an outage, view your bill or make a payment through the app. Search for Amicalola EMC to download.
Amicalola EMC, and other utility companies, routinely perform power pole inspection and maintenance programs. This is done to reduce replacement costs, extend the life of the poles and to increase the safety and reliability of the electric system.
For the next two months, pole inspections will be taking place in Cherokee County on Hwy 108.
Inspections are being conducted by McCullough Utilities. A sign identifying them as a “Contractor for Amicalola EMC” will be visible on the vehicles.
Maintenance projects like these help us keep the lights on. Amicalola EMC members should not be inconvenienced in any way. Please contact Member Service at 706-253-5200 for more information.
Did you know almost half of your electric bill comes from heating and cooling your home? For energy efficiency, we recommend a summer thermostat setting of 78 degrees. For every degree below the recommended setting, you can expect a 3%-5% increase in energy use.
Each year the Georgia Public Service Commission conducts rate surveys and their findings show that Amicalola EMC continues to have rates that are lower than the state average and lower than the local investor owned utility.
We work hard every day to keep the lights on and the rates affordable. For more ways to save, please visit the HomeEnergy Suite on our home page.