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03/15/17
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $11,188 in March 2017

In March 2017, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 7 grant projects, totaling $11,188 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities ...


02/28/17
Rate Changes Beginning in April

As mentioned in the January Current Lines, there will be a change in rates on your April bill statement. Following a 2016 study, the Tri-County EMC board of directors determined that in order to cover costs to serve each rate class and to continue deliver ...


02/27/17
Scholarship Applications Due April 15

Applications for the Cooperative Scholarship and Operation Roundup Scholarship are due April 15 ...


02/14/17
Tri-County EMC Awards $30,000 In Bright Ideas Grants To Local Teachers

This month, Tri-County EMC surprised 27 teachers with educational grants totaling $9,545.64. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided nearly $190,000 in grants to local schools. ...


02/01/17
January Weather Brings Abnormal Energy Usage

Cold winter air brought low temperatures to our service area during the first weekend of January. Wrapped around that cold weather were several weeks of warmer than normal temperatures. These temperature extremes can lead to inconsistent energy usage. Usi ...


01/31/17
Love Your Home, Kill the Energy Vampire

The digital age. We have gadgets galore, and electricity use has continued to  increase as more and more of these digital devices enter into our homes.  Instead of one home phone, each family member has a smart phone. Instead of  one TV in the living room ...


01/31/17
Scholarships Available

As part of Tri-County EMC’s commitment to our local community, each year we offer a number of leadership and scholarship opportunities to area youth. Applications for the following scholarships are due on April 15, 2017. ...


01/30/17
Levelized Billing

Take the surprise out of your electric bills with Smart Pay Levelized Billing. Each month, you will pay an average of the past eleven months’ bills plus the current month. ...


01/29/17
Operation Roundup Grant Applications Due March 1

Do you know of a non-profit or civic group looking for funding for projects in our service area? An Operation Roundup Grant may be the right fit.  ...


01/29/17
Enroll in Power Outage Texting

Our outage texting program gives you a quick and easy way to notify Tri-County EMC when your power goes out. Just set up your account using the steps below and text OUT to 85700 if your power goes out. Step 1: Make sure your cellphone number is listed o ...


01/27/17
Georgia Magazine Coming Your Way

Check your mailbox! A complimentary issue of Georgia Magazine will be delivered to you in February. Georgia Magazine celebrates the Georgia lifestyle, including stories on local food, travel, gardening, general interest and more. This issue will contain i ...


01/10/17
PaySite Kiosks Down for Maintenance

Paysite Kiosks will be down for annual maintenance during the times listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ...


01/06/17
Bring One For the Chipper: CANCELED

Recycle Your Christmas Tree on January 7 ...


01/04/17
2017 Washington Youth Tour Applications Now Available

ri-County EMC is accepting applications from area high school students for consideration in the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique, all-expenses-paid, leadership opportunity available each year to students in Georgia. The two students chosen will ...


01/03/17
Message From The Chairman

As a new year brings hope and promise to our Tri-County EMC community, we look forward to new and innovative ways to bring greater service and value to you. Our cooperative’s leadership is focused on maintaining a strong financial foundation, reliability ...


12/29/16
A Farewell and a Welcome

Donald Appling, vice president of construction services, retires on January 12 after 39 years at Tri-County EMC. “I’ve done some of everything - meter-reading, staking, working with crews, cashiering and even sweeping floors. I grew up here and I’ve seen ...


12/29/16
Smaller PCA Means Smaller Credit In January

Just like the price of gas at the pump, the price of fuel used to produce electric energy fluctuates too. At Tri-County, we budget for expected costs based on projected fuel prices and set rates to reflect that. The Power Cost Adjustment, or PCA, on your ...


12/28/16
Walter Harrison Scholarship Applications Due February 10

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is open to all undergraduate college students whose primary household is served by an EMC. A panel of judges from Tri-County EMC will select one undergraduate semi-finalist to compete for a $1,000 scholarship at the state l ...


12/07/16
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $19,050 in December 2016

In December 2016, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grant projects, totaling $19,050 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations that received funds this quarter are: ...


11/30/16
LIHEAP: Georgia's Heating Assistance Program

The Georgia Department of Human Services provides assistance on heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to low-income families, the elderly and other applicants who qualify. ...


11/23/16
Outage Texting Is Here

Texting is coming! Sign up for Tri-County EMC’s TextTCEMC service, and enjoy the convenience of texting outages, receiving important updates and more. This free service allows members to report outages via text, and that information goes directly into our ...


11/22/16
Operation Roundup Scholarship Winners Announced

In addition to awarding grants each quarter, the Tri-County EMC Foundation also awards scholarships to two deserving students in the service area twice per year. ...


11/16/16
Healing and Hope Through Horseback Riding

Shannon Thompson has been an equestrian most of her life but never fully realized the healing powers of horses until she started Brave Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center. ...


10/24/16
Tri-County EMC Holds 77th Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 20 for the 77th Annual Meeting of Tri-County EMC at the headquarters in Gray, GA. ...


09/29/16
Tri-County Contributes To Louisiana Co-op Flood Relief

Cooperatives around the world operate on seven core principles. Tri-County EMC recently had the chance to execute the sixth principle - Cooperation Among Cooperatives. Through this principle, cooperatives are encouraged to work with and support other co-o ...


09/29/16
Linemen Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

In October, our linemen will wear pink hardhats as they go into the field to repair and maintain power lines. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness for breast cancer. ...


09/26/16
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $18,480 in Operation Roundup Funds

In September 2016, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grant projects, totaling $18,480 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations that received funds this quarter are: ...


09/20/16
PSC Reports Electric Utility Rates

According to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Summer 2016 Rate Survey, Tri-County EMC has lower rates than the average Georgia EMC and Georgia Power. ...


09/01/16
Eatonton Office Phone Number Down

The direct phone number to our Eatonton office (706-485-6122) is currently down. To reach either the Gray or Eatonton office by phone, please call 1.866.254.8100. Repairs are being made to restore service to the direct phone number. We apologize for any i ...


08/30/16
What's Your Bright Idea? Grant Applications Due December 7

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by Tri-County EMC, provides grants for teachers to improve education in local classrooms through innovative projects in grades Pre-K through 12 that would not otherwise be funded. Georgia certified public or priva ...


08/30/16
Scholarship Applications Due October 15

In addition to funding community grants, the Tri-County EMC Foundation offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students—with preference given to non-traditional students—to help pay their college costs. Through Operation Roundup, a total of $4 ...


08/29/16
Optimize Your Water Heater

Water heating accounts for 18% of your electric bill, second only to heating and cooling. Regular maintenance of your water heater can ensure a longer, more efficient life for your unit. ...


08/03/16
Local Couple Attends Cooperative Leadership Conference

For most couples, the ideal summer getaway probably includes an ocean breeze, a spot by the pool, and ample time for relaxation in the sun. But those who attended the Co-op Education Conference for Couples at The Ridges Resort and Marina in Hiawassee, Ga ...


07/28/16
Local Student Attends Youth Leadership Camp

Dakota Haskins, a student at Jones County High School, represented Tri-County EMC at the 32nd Annual Georgia Cooperative Youth Conference held July 18-22 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. The mission of the conference is to educate students ab ...


07/21/16
Tri-County EMC Commissions Solar Facility for “ourSolar” Program

Tri-County EMC, a member owned electric co-op, is proud to announce commercial operation of a 1 megawatt (MW) cooperative solar site in Eatonton, Georgia. ...


07/06/16
High Winds Cause Downed Trees, Power Outages

Severe storms and strong winds have caused 1,246 power outages in our service area. Many of these outages are due to trees falling on power lines. Our crews are working to restore power safely and quickly. Below are the current number of outages in each c ...


06/30/16
Importance of an HVAC Checkup

Your HVAC system is important for creating a comfortable and cool environment inside your home as summer temperatures rise. ...


06/30/16
Cooperative Solar - We're Bringing Solar Power To You.

re you interested in solar power but don’t want the hassle of installing panels on your property? Enroll in ourSolar, a cooperative solar program from Tri-County EMC. ...


06/29/16
Students Represent Tri-County EMC on Tour of Washington D.C.

Ariel Daniels of Baldwin County and Matthew Dent of Putnam County recently joined three Youth Tour directors, 112 fellow delegates and 14 chaperones for the Washington Youth Tour, an annual leadership event sponsored by the electric cooperatives in Georgi ...


06/17/16
UPDATE: Severe Storms Cause Outages

Severe storms passing through the area have caused 3,100 power outages in our service area. Our crews are working to restore power safely and quickly. ...


06/15/16
Cooperative Scholarships Awarded

Each year, Tri-County EMC awards $6,000 in scholarship funds through the Cooperative Scholarship. Three students from the co-op’s service area each received a $2,000 Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarship in June. Funds were awarded based on academics, fi ...


06/14/16
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $18,125 in June 2016

In June 2016, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 9 grant projects, totaling $18,125 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


05/31/16
Message From Your CEO

As I am getting settled into my new role, I’ve noticed there are many differences between Georgia and my home state of Washington. The tea is sweet. Grits are offered instead of oatmeal. The weather is warmer. And people cheer for Bulldogs instead of my b ...


05/31/16
Get To Know Your Cooperative: Annual Meeting & Election Information

Annual Meeting & Election Information ...


05/29/16
Save Paper, Vote Online

To opt out of paper ballots and vote online only during this year’s annual election, visit us online at tri-countyemc.com/voting.cms and complete the form or give us a call at 1.866.254.8100. ...


05/25/16
Operation Roundup Scholarships Awarded

In addition to awarding grants each quarter, the Tri-County EMC Foundation also awards scholarships to two deserving students in the service area twice per year. The scholarships, judged anonymously, are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, fi ...


05/24/16
PaySite Kiosks Down on Friday, May 27 from 12:00 AM - 6:00 AM

Due to scheduled maintenance, PaySite Kiosks will be unable to take payments on Friday, May 27 from 12:00 AM - 6:00 AM. ...


05/24/16
Capital Credits - Help Us Find Former Members

Much like stock dividends in a for-profit company, capital credits represent your share of ownership in the electric cooperative. If your power bill is one percent of the cooperative’s total revenue, your portion of capital credits would be one percent of ...


05/02/16
Delegates Chosen for Washington Youth Tour

Tri-County EMC has chosen two students to represent the co-op for Georgia EMC’s Washington Youth Tour. Ariel Daniels and Matthew Dent will join 110 Georgia high school students on the week long leadership event this June. ...


05/02/16
Play It Safe Around Electricity

Electrical Outlets Thousands of children are treated in hospitals each year for injuries resulting from inserting metal objects into electrical outlets. Plastic outlet protectors are a great way to protect smaller children from outlets, but installing ele ...


04/21/16
New Law Adds Protection for Utility Linemen

The 41 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) in Georgia, including Tri-County EMC, brought the issue of line worker safety before the 2016 Georgia General Assembly. ...


04/07/16
Tri-County EMC Introduces ourSolar

Tri-County EMC announces the construction of a 1MW solar array to be located in Eatonton, Georgia. ...


03/31/16
Tri-County EMC Welcomes New CEO

Tri-County EMC’s Board of Directors has named Ray Grinberg to the position of chief executive officer. Ray has served as general manager of Lakeview Light and Power in Lakewood, WA since 2014. ...


03/25/16
Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist Chosen

Stephanie Sanchez of Putnam County was chosen as winner for the local area competition in the Walter Harrison Scholarship Contest ...


03/11/16
Tri-County EMC CEO Named Distinguished Cooperator

Tri-County EMC President/CEO C. Hill Bentley has been named 2016 Distinguished Cooperator by the Georgia Cooperative Council. ...


03/09/16
Tri-County EMC Foundation Board Grants $12,450 in March 2016

In March 2016, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 10 grant projects, totaling $12,450 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


03/01/16
Farewell from Retiring CEO C. Hill Bentley

On December 26, 1967, I started work as a Cooperative Education Student with Georgia Power as a way to pay for college. I really didn’t think about it becoming a career – Judy and I just needed a real source of income before we married. ...


02/26/16
Tri-County EMC Awards $30,000 in Bright Ideas Educational Grants

In February, Tri-County EMC surprise 26 local teachers with $30,000 in educational grants. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more than $130,000 in grants to local schools. ...


02/01/16
Lighting Your Way to Energy Savings

If you are like most people, you probably don’t think much about lighting—at least not until a bulb goes out. And you probably look at LED lamps as expensive luxury items when incandescent bulbs have been readily available for less than $1. ...


02/01/16
Weathering the Storm

Tri-County EMC plans for disasters and maintains power line right-of-way, but even with preparation, ice storms can deal a heavy blow to our system. Now is the time to prepare for Mother Nature’s winter weather. ...


02/01/16
Pole Inspections

Osmose Utilities, a contractor for Tri-County EMC, will be conducting pole inspections in Putnam County. ...


12/31/15
Account Access Down Due To Year End Maintenance on January 1

Due to scheduled year end maintenance, members will not be able to access their accounts from 6 AM until 6 PM on Friday, January 1. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ...


12/31/15
Offices Closed on January 1

Tri-County EMC offices will be closed on January 1 in observance of the New Year. We will reopen Monday, January 4 at 8:00 AM. ...


12/29/15
Online Bill Pay Down December 29, 5:15 - 6:00 PM

Online Bill Pay will be down for scheduled year-end maintenance on Tuesday, December 29 from 5:15-6:00 PM. ...


12/29/15
Helping Hands Photo Contest Winner

At the end of last year, Tri-County EMC members were invited to participate in the Helping Hands Photo Contest. The goal of the contest was to show how people were helping their community during the holiday season. ...


12/23/15
Minimum Bill Change in January 2016

Starting January 2016, the minimum bill charge for residential and commercial accounts will increase by $3 per month. The minimum bill charge is located in the Energy and Distribution line item on your bill, along with your kWh usage. ...


12/23/15
2016 Washington Youth Tour Applications Due February 15

Tri-County EMC is accepting applications from area high school students for consideration in the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique, all-expenses-paid, leadership opportunity available each year to students in Georgia. ...


12/10/15
Tri-County EMC Fountation Grants $11,407.77 in Operation Roundup Funds

In December 2015, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 6 grant projects, totaling $11,407.77 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations that received funds this quarter are: ...


12/01/15
LIHEAP: Georgia's Heating Assistance Program

The Georgia Department of Human Services provides assistance on heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to low-income families, the elderly and other applicants who qualify. ...


12/01/15
Trailer for Sale

Tri-County EMC has a 8 ft. X 24 ft., 20 ton utility trailer for sale “as is” by sealed bid. ...


11/30/15
Fall 2015 Operation Roundup Scholarships Awarded

In addition to awarding grants each quarter, the Tri-County EMC Foundation also awards scholarships to two deserving students in the service area twice per year. ...


11/16/15
VP of Construction Services Recognized with Cofer-Langston Award

Donald Appling, VP of Construction at Tri-County EMC, was recognized with the Cofer-Langston Award at the Georgia EMC Foreman and Supervisor’s Association meeting earlier this month. The state-wide award recognizes a supervisor with outstanding dedication ...


11/10/15
Outage Due to Broken Pole

Tri-County EMC crews are working to restore power in the area of Hwy. 129 N. from Gray to Damascus Church Road. The outage was caused due to a tree falling and breaking a pole. We apologize for inconvenience this may cause. ...


11/03/15
Nominating Committee Elected

During the 76th Annual Meeting, nine members were elected to serve on the Tri-County EMC Nominating Committee. ...


11/03/15
Annual Meeting Ballot Drawing Winners

Tri-County EMC distributed $50 bill credits to 10 lucky members at the 2015 Annual Meeting. ...


10/16/15
Tri-County EMC Hosts 76th Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 15 for the 76th Annual Meeting of Tri-County EMC at the headquarters in Gray, GA. ...


09/29/15
Possible Phone Scam

Tri-County received several phone calls that scammers are contacting Tri-County members and demanding payment for their bill over the phone to avoid having their power disconnected. This is not a legitimate call from Tri-County... ...


09/29/15
Your Cooperative and Solar

During the summer, Tri-County EMC conducted a Solar Interest Survey among the membership. ...


09/29/15
Real Linemen Wear Pink

In October, linemen will wear pink hardhats as they go into the field to repair and maintain power lines. ...


09/14/15
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $11,345 in September 2015

In September 2015, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 5 grant projects, totaling $11,345 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


09/01/15
Scholarship Applications Due October 15

In addition to funding community grants, the Tri-County EMC Foundation offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students—with preference given to non-traditional students—to help pay their college costs. ...


09/01/15
Local Couple Attends Co-op Couples Conference

In August, Joey and Tabitha Brown of Jones County represented Tri-County EMC at the Cooperative Couples Conference in Hiawassee, Georgia. During the conference, the Browns networked with cooperative leaders from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. ...


08/31/15
Tri-County EMC Rates Among Lowest In State

Tri-County EMC’s rates are among the lowest in the state according to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Summer 2015 Survey. ...


08/24/15
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott to Visit Gray, GA

Tri-County EMC will host U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R- District 8) on Tuesday, August 25 from 4:00 PM -5:00 PM. This event will allow Rep. Scott to speak about current issues and also entertain questions from attendees. ...


08/06/15
200 Members Without Power After Evening Storms

200 members are without power due to severe storms that passed through the area this evening. Power has been restored to more than 1500 members since 5:00 PM. ...


07/31/15
Students Return from Washington D.C.

​Earlier this year, local high school students Makayla Schafer and Hunter Kimball, both of Jones County, were chosen for the June 11-18 Washington Youth Tour. ...


07/31/15
Energy Use Monitors Available for Members

Electricity usage monitors are now available for members. The Kill A WattTM energy usage monitor allows you to reduce your energy costs by measuring the energy use of appliances. ...


07/31/15
Update Available for myTCEMC App

An update to the myTCEMC app is now available. The easily navigable app allows you to see usage graphs while overlaying weather data to see how your usage correlates with the weather. ...


07/31/15
Tribute to Chairman Tom Thompson, Jr. | Celebrating 30 Years of Service

Tom Thompson, Jr. will retire from his post as chairman of the Tri-County EMC board of directors on October 15, bringing a close to 30 years of service to the cooperative, including the last 29 years as Chairman of the Board. ...


07/31/15
Local Student Attends Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp

Matthew Dent, a rising junior at Gatewood School in Putnam County, was chosen to represent Tri-County EMC at the 31st Annual Georgia Cooperative Youth Conference held July 13-17 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. ...


07/09/15
Transmission Outage Due To Evening Storm

Members in South Jones and Wilkinson Counties are without power due to a transmission outage from Clinton and Mixon substations caused by the storm. ...


07/02/15
Trucks for Sale by Sealed Bid

Tri-County EMC has 3 trucks for sale “as is” by sealed bid. All bids are due to the Gray office by July 31, 2015. ...


07/02/15
Operation Roundup Scholarships Awarded by Tri-County EMC Foundation

In addition to awarding grants each quarter, the Tri-County EMC Foundation also awards scholarships to two deserving students in the service area twice per year. ...


07/02/15
Cooperative Gauging Members' Interest in Solar Power Through Survey

Are you interested in solar power? To help us better understand your needs and to plan for the future, we are conducting a brief survey about green energy. ...


07/02/15
Cooperative Encourages Members to Save Paper and Vote Online in the Annual Election

To opt out of paper ballots and vote online only during this year’s annual election, complete the online form or give us a call at 1.866.254.8100. ...


07/02/15
Cooperative Scholarship Winners Announced

​Each year, Tri-County EMC awards $6,000 in scholarship funds through the Cooperative Scholarship. Three students from the co-op’s service area each received a $2,000 Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarship in June. ...


07/02/15
The Cooperative Difference

In addition to supplying affordable, reliable electric service, Tri-County EMC makes a huge impact in the local communities it serves. While cooperatives provide electricity just as any other utility would, there are some differences. ...


07/02/15
Power Restored To All Members Following Evening Storms

As of 1:00 AM, power has been restored to all members. 2,100 members were without power due to storms that spread through the area causing trees to fall on power lines and a broken pole. ...


07/01/15
225 Members Without Power After Evening Storms

Tri-County EMC has approximately 225 members without power due to storms that passed through the area this evening. The majority of those outages are in Putnam County due to a broken pole. ...


06/29/15
Students Represent Tri-County EMC on Tour of Washington D.C.

High school students from across the U.S. visited Washington D.C. during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour, held June 11-18. ...


06/10/15
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $20,624 in June 2015

In June 2015, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 12 grant projects, totaling $20,624 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


04/14/15
Tri-County EMC Celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day

Tri-County EMC joined more than 900 electric cooperatives and other electric utilities across the nation in celebrating April 13 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. ...


04/01/15
Right-of-Way Seasonal Maintenance Begins

In May, Tri-County EMC will begin herbicide application to keep trees, brush and foliage from interfering with the delivery of your electric service. Overgrown trees and other vegetation within 20 feet of overhead power lines are trimmed year-round. ...


03/16/15
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $23,900 in March 2015

In March 2015, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 11 grant projects, totaling $23,900 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


03/16/15
Tri-County Unable to Take Payments Due To Scheduled Server Upgrade

Due to a server upgrade, Tri-County will be unable to process payments between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM tomorrow, March 17th. This includes payments via phone, mobile app, kiosk, website and in person. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ...


02/24/15
Tri-County Awards $30,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to Local Classrooms

This month, Tri-County EMC surprised 27 local teachers with $30,000 in educational grants. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided nearly $160,000 in grants to local schools. ...


02/17/15
Tri-County Sends Crews to Walton EMC

Tri-County sent two 2-man crews to Monroe, GA this morning to help restore power to Walton EMC members after an ice storm struck their area Monday night. ...


02/02/15
Approximately 1,900 Outages Due To High Winds

3:00 PM: Outages Due to High Wind Restored ...


01/15/15
Washington Youth Tour Applications Now Available

Tri-County EMC is accepting applications from area high school students for consideration in the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique, all-expenses-paid, leadership opportunity available once a year to students in Georgia. ...


12/31/14
Online Bill Pay and Kiosks Down for Maintenance

Due to scheduled year-end maintenance, online bill payment, paysite kiosks and the automated phone system will be down on Thursday, January 1 from 6:00 AM until approximately 2:00 PM. ...


12/30/14
Maintenance Scheduled for Online Bill Pay

Due to scheduled year-end maintenance, payment at all PaySite kiosks, online bill pay at tri-countyemc.com and the automated phone system will be unavailable between 5:15 PM and approximately 6:30 PM on December 30, 2014. ...


12/19/14
Website Maintenance Scheduled December 21

Our website server will be undergoing routine maintenance late on Saturday, December 20 and lasting until 7 AM on Sunday, December 21. This maintenance may result in website interruptions during 11 PM on December 20 until 7 AM the next morning. We apologi ...


12/10/14
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $5,933 in December 2014

In December 2014, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 6 grant projects, totaling $5,933.42 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. Continue reading to see the organizations that received funds. ...


11/17/14
Tri-County Experiencing Approximately 380 Outages Due To Severe Storms

We are experiencing widespread power outages due to severe weather and a probable tornado passing through the service area. We currently have approximately 350 outages, mostly in Jones County. Crews are working to restore power... ...


11/13/14
Christmas Card Contest Winners Announced

Elementary school students were invited to design the Christmas card for Tri-County EMC. Three overall winners and one winner from each grade level have been chosen. The overall winner's artwork will be printed on the Tri-County EMC Christmas card. ...


10/16/14
Tri-County EMC Celebrates $1 Million in Member Contributions

Operation Roundup is proof that small change changes lives. In 2001, Tri-County EMC elected to start a program that allowed members to round their bill to the next dollar... ...


10/16/14
Tri-County Holds 75th Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 16 for the 75th Annual Meeting of Tri-County EMC at the headquarters in Gray, GA. ...


09/10/14
Tri-County EMC Grants $6,825 in September 2014

In September 2014, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 7 grant projects, totaling $6,825 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


09/07/14
Tri-County EMC Presents Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Jones County High School

Tri-County EMC presented Jones County High School with the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, sponsored by Tri-County and 23 other participating Georgia electric membership cooperatives. ...


08/29/14
Tri-County Warns Members of Possible Phone Scam

Tri-County EMC representatives are issuing a warning to the cooperative's members regarding a possible phone scam. The alert follows a recent report of someone calling a cooperative member claiming to represent Tri-County EMC. ...


08/23/14
No Sweat Load Management Operation on Saturday

Due to high temperatures and high electric demand today ...


08/20/14
Tri-County EMC Warns Members of Possible Scam

Tri-County EMC representatives are issuing a warning to the cooperative's members regarding a possible meter-reading scam. The alert follows a recent report of someone in an unmarked, white pickup truck arriving at a member's home asking to read the meter ...


08/08/14
Approximately1600 Outages Throughout the Service Area

We are currently experiencing approximately 600 outages scattered throughout our service area due to the storms that just passed through. Crews are working to restore power now. ...


07/30/14
Tri-County Testifies at Atlanta EPA Listening Sessions

On Wednesday, Greg Mullis, Senior Vice President, Vice President of Energy Services at Tri-County, spoke on behalf of cooperative members at the EPA listening sessions in Atlanta. ...


06/27/14
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $21,200 in June

In June 2014, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 11 grant projects, totaling $21,200 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 32 organizations applied with projects totaling more than $153,000. ...


06/27/14
Tri-County EMC To Participate In Solar Project

Tri-County EMC will soon receive energy from one of the largest solar energy projects in Georgia. ...


05/13/14
Tri-County EMC Warns Members of Possible Phone Scam

Tri-County EMC representatives are issuing a warning to the cooperative's members regarding a possible phone scam from 1-800-385-1807. ...


05/08/14
Electric Cooperative Leaders Cast a Light on Important Issues

Tri-County EMC CEO, C. Hill Bentley, and Senior Vice President, VP of Energy Services, Greg Mullis, recently visited Washington, D.C. May 5-7 for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Legislative Conference. ...


04/30/14
Unclaimed Capital Credits Available

Do you have unclaimed capital credit funds waiting on you? If you were a Tri-County EMC member during 1984 - 1986, you may have unclaimed funds available. ...


03/18/14
Online Bill Pay Down For Maintenance

Online bill payment will be unavailable tonight, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM until approximately 11:00 PM due to system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...


03/17/14
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants 14,233 in March 2014

In March 2014, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 8 grant projects, totaling $14,233 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


03/04/14
Tri-County EMC Bright Ideas Grants Fuel Innovative Classroom Projects

This month, Tri-County EMC surprised 22 local teachers with $29,889.34 in educational grants. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided nearly $130,000 in grants to local schools. ...


02/16/14
Outage Update: Winter Storm Pax

Power Restored To All Members After Winter Storm Pax ...


01/29/14
Winter Weather Update

While our offices are open for business, please don't brave the treacherous road conditions just to pay your bill. You can pay electronically on our app, through our website, or by phone. ...


01/11/14
All Power Restored to Members

Tri-County EMC experienced outages in Jones, Bibb and Baldwin counties earlier today due to storms moving through the area. All power has been restored to members. ...


12/31/13
Online Bill Pay And Kiosks Down for Maintenance

Due to scheduled year-end maintenance, online bill payment and paysite kiosks will be down on Wednesday, January 1 from 6:00 AM until approximately 1:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation ...


12/30/13
Online Bill Pay Down For Scheduled Maintenance

Due to scheduled year-end maintenance, online bill payment and paysite kiosks will be down on Monday, December 30 from 5:30 PM until approximately 6:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and understanding ...


12/28/13
Online Bill Pay Down for Scheduled Maintenance

Due to scheduled year-end maintenance, online bill payment and paysite kiosks will be down on Sunday, December 29 from 9:00 AM until approximately 3:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and understanding ...


12/17/13
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $19,831.36 in December 2013

In December 2013, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 19 grant projects, totaling $21,616.36 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


12/15/13
Central Georgia Technical College Receives Funds from House Bill 431 and Tri-County EMC

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation CEO Hill Bentley and VP of Energy Services Greg Mullis presented a check for $5,000 to Central Georgia Technical College to be used in the Jones, Baldwin and Putnam County campuses. These funds are from unclaimed ...


12/15/13
Development Authority of Baldwin County Receives Funds from House Bill 431 and Tri-County EMC

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation VP of Energy Services Greg Mullis presented a check for $6,000 to go towards economic development in Baldwin County. These funds are from unclaimed capital credits... ...


12/15/13
Development Authority of Jasper County Receives Funds from House Bill 431 and Tri-County EMC

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation VP of Energy Services Greg Mullis presented a check for $1,000 to go towards economic development in Jasper County. These funds are from unclaimed capital credits... ...


12/15/13
Development Authority of Jones County Receives Funds from House Bill 431 and Tri-County EMC

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation VP of Energy Services Greg Mullis presented a check for $10,000 to go towards economic development in Jones County. These funds are from unclaimed capital credits... ...


12/15/13
Development Authority of Wilkinson County Receives Funds from House Bill 431 and Tri-County EMC

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation VP of Energy Services Greg Mullis presented a check for $1,000 to go towards economic development in Wilkinson County. These funds are from unclaimed capital credits... ...


12/15/13
Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) Receives Funds from House Bill 431 and Tri-County EMC

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation Communications Specialist Kim Bonner presented a check for $1,000 to the Macon Economic Development Commission to go towards economic development in Bibb County. ...


12/10/13
Phone System Down for Maintenance Wednesday Night

Tri-County's phone system is scheduled to be down for maintenance Wednesday, December 11 beginning at 8:30 PM and lasting until 2:00 AM. ...


11/25/13
Tri-County EMC Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Tri-County EMC Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Offices will reopen Monday, December 2 at 8 AM. ...


10/31/13
Tri-County EMC Integrated Voice Response System Goes Live

The Integrated Voice Response System (IVR) at Tri-County EMC went live today. This system will enhance customer service by allowing 24-hour account access, taking outage calls faster to better manage power outages... ...


10/24/13
Tri-County Represents Members at EPA Listening Session

Yesterday, Greg Mullis, VP of Energy Services at Tri-County, spoke at an EPA public listening session in Atlanta on behalf of Tri-County EMC members. ...


10/18/13
Tri-County EMC Holds 74th Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 17th for the 74th Annual Meeting of Tri-County EMC at the headquarters in Gray, GA. ...


09/11/13
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $14,203.80 in September 2013

In September 2013, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 18 grant projects, totaling $14,203.80 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


08/28/13
Tri-County EMC Warns Members of Possible Phone Scam

Tri-County EMC representatives are issuing a warning to the cooperative’s members regarding a possible phone scam. ...


08/12/13
Tri-County EMC Welcomes Keith Brooks, Manager of Safety and Training

On August 1, Tri-County EMC welcomes Keith Brooks to the staff as the Manager of Safety & Training. Keith comes to the Tri-County team with a 22 year history of work in electric cooperatives. ...


08/12/13
Tri-County EMC Annual Meeting Scheduled for October 17

Tri-County EMC’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 17. Members are encouraged to cast their vote in the annual election of the board of directors. This year directors positions from Post 3 of Districts 1, 2 and 3 are up for election. ...


07/30/13
Tri-County EMC installs Jones County's First Electric Vehicle Charging Station

On July 17, the first electric vehicle charging station in Jones County was installed at Tri-County EMC Headquarters in Gray. Funded by the EV Project, this charging station is one of thousands of stations installed in 9 states across the nation. ...


07/30/13
Tri-County EMC Offers Online Voting to Members

Members of Tri-County EMC will have the chance to participate in the cooperative’s first hybrid election this fall. For the first time, the cooperative will be offering online voting for the annual meeting election. ...


07/29/13
Patterson Appointed to Tri-County EMC Board of Directors

On July 18, 2013, Tri-County EMC’s board of directors appointed Cecil B. Patterson to fill the unexpired term of Rev. Charlie Richardson, who passed away in June. ...


07/11/13
Tree Down on Pole Causing Multiple Outages

Tri-County EMC is currently experiencing mulitiple outages in the service area due to the afternoon storms. A tree fell on and broke a double circuit pole on Hwy. 212 in Baldwin County causing the breaker to open. ...


06/12/13
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $11,144 in June 2013

In June 2013, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 18 grant projects, totaling $11,144 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 27 organizations applied with projects totaling more than $58,000. ...


05/20/13
Eatonton Kiosk Down for Repairs

The kiosk in the Tri-County EMC Eatonton Office is currently down for repair. It is expected to be up and running by Tuesday afternoon, May 21. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...


05/06/13
Online Bill Payment Down For Scheduled Maintenance May 7, 2013, 5-11 pm

Online bill payment will be unavailable Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM until approximately 11:00 PM due to server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...


05/01/13
Unclaimed Capital Credit Funds

Do you have unclaimed capital credit funds waiting on you? ...


04/18/13
Tri-County EMC Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

Today, April 18, is National Lineman Appreciation Day! Be sure to thank a lineman for all of their hard work! Read more to see the full resolution from Congress. ...


03/21/13
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $11,913.50 in March 2013

In March 2013, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 12 grant projects, totaling $11,913.50 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


03/20/13
Power Outages Throughout Service Area

2:30 AM: Tri-County EMC crews have restored power to all members ...


02/21/13
Tri-County EMC Bright Ideas Grants Fuel Innovative Classroom Projects

This month, Tri-County EMC surprised 16 local teachers with $19,976.89 in educational grants. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided nearly $100,000 in grants to local schools. ...


02/05/13
Online Bill Payment Down for Maintenance

Online bill payment will be unavailable tonight, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 5:00 PM until approximately 10:00 PM due to server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...


01/30/13
Power Outages Due to High Winds

7:45 PM - Nearly all power has been restored throughout the service area. Crews are currently working to restore the few remaining outages in Jones County. ...


01/29/13
Bill Payment Down for Maintenance

Online bill payment will be down for maintenance tonight ...


12/31/12
Online Bill Payment Maintenance

Online Bill Payment will be unavailable New Year's Day from 6:00 AM to approximately 2:00 PM ...


12/26/12
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $21,788 in December 2012

In December 2012, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 14 applications, totaling $21,788 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. Read more to see the organizations that received funds this quarter. ...


11/28/12
Tri-County EMC & the Keep Jones Beautiful Commission to host "Bring One For The Chipper"

Looking for an easy way to dispose of your Christmas tree this year? Consider having it mulched! Tri-County EMC is partnering with the Keep Jones Beautiful Commission for "Bring One For The Chipper" on January 5. ...


10/29/12
Tri-County EMC Sends Crews to Maryland to Restore Power Following Storm Sandy

Electric Membership Cooperative employees from across the state made their way to the eastern seaboard over the weekend to assist in restoring power following Storm Sandy. ...


10/21/12
Tri-County EMC Hosts 73rd Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 18 for the 73rd Annual Meeting of Tri-County EMC at the headquarters in Gray. ...


10/01/12
Unclaimed Capital Credits

Do you have unclaimed capital credit checks from 2006? If you were a Tri-County EMC member in 1985-1986, you may be owed capital credits. ...


09/13/12
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $21,105.96 in September 2012

In September 2012, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 13 applications, totaling $21,105.96 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. Continue reading to see the organizations that received funding. ...


09/06/12
September 2012 Issue of Current Lines Now Available

The September issue of Current Lines is now available online. This issue includes Annual Meeting information, a call for Operation Roundup Scholarship applications, a chance to win through No Sweat, and more. ...


08/31/12
Tri-County EMC Offices will be closed Monday, September 3

Tri-County EMC Offices will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 AM. In case of an emergency, dial 1.866.254.8100. ...


07/11/12
Utility Bill Scam Falsely Claims Federal Aid Program Will Help Pay Bills

As electric bills rise during the hot summer months, scammers are taking advantage of members of electric cooperatives by offering false help with energy bills. ...


07/01/12
Power Outages Due to Severe Weather

Tri-County EMC has restored power to about 875 members. Approximately 250 members are without power in the Tri-County service area due to severe weather. Tri-County EMC crews are currently responding to restore power to members. ...


06/28/12
No Sweat Load Management System Expected to Operate Friday, June 29

We fully expect to operate our No Sweat load management system for the first time on Friday, June 29. Extremely high temperatures, at or above 100 degrees Farenheit, have been forecast from June 29 to July 2. ...


06/11/12
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $7,595.00 in June

On June 5, 2012 the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 8 applications, totaling $7,595 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. Click the link to see the organizations that received funding. ...


06/06/12
June 2012 Current Lines is Available Online

The June 2012 issue of Current Lines is now availble. This issue includes Operation Roundup testimonials, Operation Roundup scholarship winners, a welcome for a new Foundation Board member, news from Georgia 811 and more. ...


03/26/12
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $11,638 in March

In March 2012, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 8 applications, totaling $11,638.00 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. Click the link to see the organizations that recieved funding. ...


03/09/12
Tri-County EMC Bright Ideas Grants Fuel Innovative Classroom Projects

Last month, Tri-County EMC surprised 15 local teachers with $19,700 in educational grants. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more than $70,000 in grants to local schools. For a list of winners, click the link below. ...


02/29/12
System Updates Complete, New Account Numbers Activated

All Tri-County EMC account numbers have been upgraded. A zero has been added in the third position from the right on each account number. Please make note of your new account number on your March bill. For more information, click here. ...


02/28/12
Online Billing System Down for Updates

Tri-County EMC online billing and account access will be down starting at 7:00 AM on February 29 due to a system update. The update will take a few hours to complete. Please check the website to stay posted on the status of the update. ...


01/27/12
www.myusage.com Down for Repairs

Please note www.myusage.com will be down for repairs on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm. For assistance call 1.866.254.8100 or locally call 478.986.8100. We apologize for the inconvenience. ...


12/29/11
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $13,295 in December

In December 2011, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 9 applications, totaling $13,295 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. ...


11/28/11
Tri-County EMC's Safety Record Honored with "No Lost Time" Award

In recognition of Tri-County’s impressive workplace safety record, Georgia EMC presented Tri-County with the "No Lost Time" Award during its annual meeting on November 14th in Atlanta. ...


11/01/11
Tri-County EMC Hosts 72nd Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 27th for the 72nd Annual Meeting at Tri-County Headquarters in Gray, GA. ...


10/21/11
www.myusage.com Down for Repairs

Please note www.myusage.com will be down for repairs on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. For assistance call 1.866.254.8100 or locally call 478.986.8100. We apologize for the inconvenience. ...


09/28/11
Operation Roundup Funds Awarded in September

In September, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 10 applications, totaling $20,117.09 in Operation Roundup funds ...


09/27/11
City of Eatonton to Charge Franchise Fees

In October, Tri-County EMC will begin collecting franchise taxes for the cooperative’s electric customers located within the city limits of Eatonton, Georgia. ...


07/31/11
No Load Management Operation Today

Tri-County EMC will not operate load management today ...


07/30/11
No Sweat Load Management Operating Today

No Sweat Load Management Operating Today ...


07/01/11
Tri-County offices will be closed Monday, July 4

Tri-County offices will be closed Monday, July 4 ...


06/27/11
Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $14,490.75 in June

Tri-County EMC Foundation Board Grants $14,490.75 in June ...


05/24/11
Planned Outage for Jones County- Wednesday, May 25

Planned Outage for Jones County- Wednesday, May 25 ...


04/20/11
Unclaimed Capital Credits

Do you have unclaimed capital credits? ...


04/05/11
UPDATE: Power Outages Due to Severe Weather

Power Restored to 2,200 Members ...


04/01/11
Kiosk Down for Maintenance

The Gray kiosk will be down for maintenance ...


01/11/11
Tri-County EMC Prepared for Winter Weather; Minimal Outages

A second wave of this season’s winter weather rolled into Central Georgia in the early hours on Monday, January 10, 2011. ...


12/03/10
Bright Ideas Deadline Extended

The Bright Ideas Grant Application deadline has been extended to December 15, 2010. ...


07/02/10
Unclaimed Capital Credits

Search by name or address to see if you have unclaimed funds. ...


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09/30/16
Parking Lot to be Resealed on Saturday, October 1

The parking lot of our Gray office is scheduled to be resealed on Saturday, October 1. There will be limited access to the paysite kiosk at this time. ...