(photo on left) Previous location on Burnt Mtn. Hwy in Jasper. (photo on right) Original employees and board members. Steve Tate (bottom row 5th from left and the insert photo) was president of Georgia EMC, our statewide trade association, from 1942 – 1944 and the first president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Founded on February 10, 1940 by a group of community leaders who were committed to bringing electricity to the rural areas who so desperately needed it, Amicalola EMC has spent the past 8 decades improving the quality of life for our member-consumers. Following the cooperative business model, owned by the members we serve, our founding mission was simple; bring electricity to the areas that were unserved at a price the residents could afford to pay. We’ve accomplished that and more – today our rates are lower than the state average and lower than the local investor owned utility. Thanks to conservative business practices and successful navigation of wholesale power purchases, the members of Amicalola EMC haven’t had a rate increase in over a decade. We work hard every day to keep the lights on and the rates affordable and we still have one simple mission – provide a safe and reliable source of electricity at a price our members can afford to pay. #wekeepthelightson