Scammers are getting smarter these days; please don’t fall victim to a scam. Amicalola EMC does not offer home warranties. If you receive a call from someone posing to be an Amicalola EMC employee, and you feel unsure, simply hang up and call back to one of our local offices. Member Services can be reached by calling 706-253-5200, 706-276-5200 or 706-864-7979.
Amicalola EMC held its first ever virtual scholarship banquet on April 27, 2021. Due to the limitations Covid-19 has put on public gatherings, the decision was made to forego the usually youth awards banquet and announce the winners through GoToMeeting, a web-hosted online meeting software that enables users to meet via the Internet in real time.
131 high school students from across the EMC service area were recognized for their hard work. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to the college of their choosing. Winners were selected based primarily upon grade point average and financial need.
Amicalola EMC is pleased to offer financial support to the Class of 2021. All scholarships are funded using unclaimed capital credits, in accordance with Georgia’s unclaimed property laws.
Our computer systems will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, April 17 from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. During this time, members will not be able to make a payment on their electric accounts. This will affect payments over the phone, online through the member portal on the website and via the mobile app. Members will also be unable to report power outages during this period.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All systems should return to normal by 2:00 pm. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best service possible.
Storms crashed through our service area most of the day yesterday (March 25) and all through the night. At one point, 3,500 Amicalola EMC consumers were experiencing a power outage scattered across most of the ten counties we serve. Currently, the outage count is at 626 consumers out, in 36 separate areas across 5 counties.
Our broken pole count is currently at five, three of which were three phase poles. These three phase poles had to be replaced before power could be restored to the circuits that carry electricity on down the line to other areas. At this time, only one single phase pole still remains out of service (in the Chatsworth Highway area) and crews are working there now.
In addition, we have crews in the following areas: Conasauga, Chatsworth Highway, Maple Rest, Canaan Road, Tails Creek, Pole Coffee, CC Camp, Wilderness Trail and Fields Chapel areas. The Wilderness Trail and CC Camp areas have severe devastation.
All three of our districts (Dahlonega, Ellijay and Jasper) had a fare amount of damage. Amicalola EMC serves more meters in Gilmer County than any other county and there was substantial damage in that area.
Crews will continue working until all power has been restored. Please be aware of the following information
- Report power outages to these numbers only 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359. This is the outage management system and is the most efficient way to report outages and assist in timely power restorations.
- Do not go near a downed power line. Always assume the line is still energized. Stay clear to stay safe.
- Substantial damage has occurred to power lines, streets and roadways, and across our service area. Crews must clear debris, tree limbs and even trees before restoration work can begin.
- We will update social media as information becomes available, but please do not report outages or any detailed messages on our facebook page, as it is not monitored for these details and is not monitored 24 hours a day.
- Real-time outage information may be found on our website at www.amicalolaemc.com or on our mobile app.
We thank everyone for their patience. All power will be restored as soon as is safely possible.
The quarterly meeting of Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp board was held in February. Due to the generosity of thousands of Amicalola EMC members who “round-up” for charity, $17,892 was awarded to area non-profits and individuals in need. Grants were presented to the following local non-profits:
Anna Crawford Children’s Centers – Cherokee/Gilmer/Pickens
Community Helping Place – Lumpkin
ConnectAbility, Inc. –Dawson/Forsyth/Lumpkin
The Craddock Center – Dawson/Gilmer/Lumpkin/Pickens
Encompass Ministries – Bartow/Cherokee
NOA’s Ark, Inc. – Dawson/Lumpkin
Pickens County Toys for Tots
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital – Cherokee/Fannin/Gilmer/Pickens
Qualifying local individuals also received financial assistance directly from Operation RoundUp for the following:
Clothing & shoes, food, medical bills, propane and rent. The monthly cost to you can never be more than .99 a month and the average is only about $6 a year. Please call 706-253-5200 to join!
Amicalola EMC was created on February 10, 1940. Thanks to the hard work and cooperation among farmers, rural residents and business leaders in our community, the lights came on for the first time in 1941. Eighty one years later, we are still lighting the way for rural north Georgia. Our original leaders probably never imagined how far we would come, but today we provide electricity and related services to over 51,000 locations in portions of ten north Georgia counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens counties. And we do it affordably – our rates are below the state average and below the local investor owned utility. When you flip that light switch today, say a word of gratitude for the Amicalola EMC electric pioneers who paved the way to improve the quality of life for all of us. Thank you for allowing us to provide your home or business with reliable, affordable and safe electricity.
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.
Beginning in mid-February, pole inspections will be taking place in Cherokee County. Inspections will begin in the Jerusalem Church area of Pickens County and progress through Salacoa Valley.
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.