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04/04/2024

WYT Delegates Selected

Delaney Johnston of Baldwin County and Nichole Botsoe of Jones County have been chosen to represent Tri-County as delegates on the 2024 Washington Youth Tour. In June, they will travel to D.C. for a


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04/01/2024

Thank a Lineman on April 8!

In April, electric cooperatives across the state, including Tri-County EMC, take a moment to pay homage to the dedicated individuals responsible for, in simple terms, keeping our lights on.


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04/01/2024

April is Safe Digging Month

Spring is in the air…and so are home projects! April marks the beginning of the peak period for outdoor projects in Georgia.


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03/18/2024

Eatonton Drive-Thru Closed on March 20

The Eatonton office building and drive-thru are scheduled to be pressure washed this Wednesday, March 20.


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03/04/2024

2024 Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist Selected

Chloe Clark of Jones County was named Tri-County EMC’s finalist for the 2024 Walter Harrison Scholarship. She will go on to compete in the statewide competition for one of sixteen $1,000 scholarships


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03/01/2024

Clearing the Path to Reliability

Our members depend on us to deliver reliable power to their homes and businesses.


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02/29/2024

Tri-County EMC Foundation Awards $33,405.28 in March

In March, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board of Directors met to discuss 21 applications for Operation Roundup Grants. 


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02/21/2024

Tri-CoGo Reaches 7,000 Subscribers

In February, Tri-CoGo reached 7,000 subscribers, another milestone on the journey to deliver high-speed fiber internet to every EMC member.


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02/19/2024

Register for the Operation Roundup Virtual Workshop

On April 11 at 2 PM, Communications Specialist Anna Smith will be hosting a Q&A style virtual workshop alongside Operation Roundup Foundation Board member Jonathan Pitts to help further public knowledge of the program.


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02/01/2024

WYT Alumni Invited to Georgia State Capitol

On January 29, Tri-County EMC’s 2023 Washington Youth Tour (WYT) Delegate, Jayden Daniel, had the opportunity to meet and speak with Governor Brian Kemp at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.


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01/30/2024

Now Accepting Applications for the Lineman Scholarship

Like many trades, being an electric lineman is not just an occupation, but a tradition and way of life.


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01/29/2024

Restoring a Power Outage

“How long is it going to take?” Those are familiar words to all who work in the power industry.


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01/22/2024

Tri-County EMC Awards Bright Ideas Grants to 27 Local Teachers

Tri-County EMC recently awarded 27 teachers in Jones, Putnam, Baldwin, and Jasper Counties with education grants totaling $30,000.


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01/15/2024

Freezing Temperatures Beginning Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, our service territory is predicting freezing temperatures as low as 19° in some areas.


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01/05/2024

Service Charge Increase Effective February 1

The “Energy and Distribution” line item that you see on your monthly power bill includes all the costs associated with purchasing power, delivering it to your home or business, and maintaining the data and billing for your account.


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01/01/2024

Happy New Year!

With a new year ahead of us, we reflect on past achievements but also look forward to how we may serve you even better.


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12/30/2023

Tri-County EMC Director Retires After 37 Years

Long-time Tri-County EMC Director Tommy Noles resigned from his District 3 - Post 2 board seat on November 30, 2023.


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12/29/2023

Tri-County EMC Foundation Awards $20,500 in December

The Tri-County EMC Foundation met in December to discuss applications submitted by non-profit organizations for Operation Roundup Grants.


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12/28/2023

Payment System Maintenance on 12.29

Due to year-end maintenance, our payment system will be down tomorrow, December 29, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.


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11/28/2023

Payment System Upgrade on 11.28

Today, Tri-County EMC will be running an upgrade to its payment system from 4:30 PM to 9 PM.


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11/21/2023

myTCEMC Redesign

On December 4, Tri-County EMC is launching its redesigned mobile app, myTCEMC.


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11/17/2023

Operation Roundup Scholarship Recipients Selected

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


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11/08/2023

Tri-County EMC Named Business of the Year in Putnam County

The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce named Tri-County EMC “2023 Business of the Year” at its Annual Award Dinner on Tuesday evening, November 6.


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11/01/2023

Save Energy, Not Calories

The entire holiday season revolves around food.


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11/01/2023

Space Heaters vs. Heat Pumps

We all know Georgia weather can be unpredictable. How early is too early to turn on your heat?


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10/25/2023

Tri-County EMC Holds 84th Annual Meeting

On October 19, Tri-County EMC hosted its 84th Annual Meeting at the Tri-County office in Gray concluding the 2023 Board of Directors’ Election.


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10/01/2023

National Co-Op Month

October is National Co-op Month, and Tri-County EMC is joining cooperatives across the U.S. to celebrate.


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10/01/2023

Christmas Card Art Contest

Christmas is just around the corner, and Tri-County EMC is now accepting entries for our annual Christmas Card Art Contest! 


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09/29/2023

Beware of Utility Scams

There is nothing scarier than your sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.


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09/28/2023

Get Smart About Home Lighting

Gone are the days when a simple flip of the switch was the only choice for illuminating our homes.


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09/25/2023

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $36,455 in September

The Tri-County EMC Foundation met in September to discuss applications submitted by non-profit organizations for Operation Roundup Grants.


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09/01/2023

Fall Scholarship Opportunity

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


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09/01/2023

Directors' Election In Progress

Tri-County EMC’s Annual Meeting will take place next month on Thursday, October 19 at 2 PM at Tri-County’s office in Gray.


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08/29/2023

Tri-County EMC Sponsors Family at Leadership Conferences

As part of Tri-County EMC’s service to the community, we offer several leadership programs to our members throughout the year.


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08/29/2023

The Power of Preparation

September is National Preparedness Month and a great reminder that being prepared for severe weather can help keep you and your family safe.


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08/02/2023

2023 Washington Youth Tour Recap

On June 16, 104 delegates representing EMCs across the state set off for the 2023 Washington Youth Tour (WYT), a fast-paced, week-long leadership adventure in our nation’s capitol.


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08/02/2023

Bright Ideas Education Grants: 2023 Applications Now Available

It’s that time of year again!


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07/24/2023

Tri-CoGo Celebrates 5,000th Customer Milestone

Tri-CoGo, Tri-County EMC’s broadband affiliate, recently celebrated a huge milestone.


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07/14/2023

Gray and Eatonton Offices Closing for an Employee Meeting on 7/17

On Monday, July 17, the Gray and Eatonton offices will be closed from 8 AM until 10 AM for an employee meeting.


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07/03/2023

Considering Rooftop Solar?

Motivated by potential monthly savings, many homeowners are considering adding rooftop solar.


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06/27/2023

Gray and Eatonton Offices Closed for All-Employee Meeting

On Wednesday, June 28, the Gray and Eatonton Offices will be closed from 8 AM to 10 AM for an all-employee meeting.


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06/22/2023

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $13,910 in June

On June 13, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board met to consider applications from 14 organizations to receive an Operation Roundup Grant.


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06/12/2023

Tri-County EMC Sponsors Training for Local First Responders

On June 10, Tri-County EMC was one of four organizations to sponsor the Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Response course hosted by the Gray Fire Department.


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06/06/2023

Scheduled Maintenance to Tri-County EMC's Payment System

Beginning at 4:30 PM, Tri-County EMC's payment system will be undergoing scheduled maintenance.


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06/02/2023

Tri-County EMC Announces Spring Scholarship Recipients

Tri-County EMC recently awarded three $2,000 Cooperative Scholarships and two $1,000 Operation Roundup Scholarships to deserving service area students.


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06/02/2023

Visit Our Online Energy Efficiency Center

As Georgia weather continues to get warmer and temperatures spike, it’s important to make sure your home is operating as efficiently as possible in order to save money on your electric bill.


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06/02/2023

Gray Office Parking Lot Closed June 3 and 4

There will be NO ACCESS to the Gray office kiosk and EV chargers this weekend as the parking lot is closed for sealing and repainting.


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05/05/2023

2023 Board of Directors Election Information

Tri-County EMC member-owners have an important role in the annual meeting process.


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05/01/2023

May is Electrical Safety Month

Play it safe around electricity.


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05/01/2023

Lake Area Easter Basket Project

In addition to preparing for Spring Break, prom, and the upcoming lake season, Putnam County resident and Gatewood School junior, Jayden Daniel, is keeping busy helping others in his community. Sparked by his passion for helping others, Jayden foun


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05/01/2023

Pay Your Electric Bill Using Checkout

Pay your electric bill on your next shopping trip using CheckOut.


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05/01/2023

Milledgeville Payment Kiosk Location Change

The payment kiosk located at the Marathon on Roberson Mill Road in Milledgeville has recently been removed from the store.


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03/30/2023

The Power Behind Your Power

Every April, electric cooperatives across the state take a moment to pay homage to the dedicated individuals responsible for, in simple terms, keeping our lights on.


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03/29/2023

April is Safe Digging Month

Spring is in the air…and so are home projects!


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03/15/2023

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $9,400 in March

In March 2023, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 6 projects, totaling $9,400 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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03/09/2023

Students Chosen to Represent Tri-County EMC on Washington Youth Tour

Jayden Daniel of Putnam County and Esteban Zabala of Baldwin County have been chosen to participate in the 2023 Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid leadership experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives, including Tri-County


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03/01/2023

2023 Lineman Scholarship

In inclement weather, you may be inside without power, but linemen are outside working to restore power back to your home. 


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03/01/2023

Tri-County EMC Selects Lily Nichols as Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist

Lily Victoria Rose Nichols of Putnam County was named Tri-County EMC’s finalist for the 2023 Walter Harrison Scholarship.


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01/31/2023

Winter Energy Saving Tips

Love is in the air - and so are cold temperatures!


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01/31/2023

Operation Roundup Grant Applications due March 1

Operation Roundup is funded by voluntary contributions from Tri-County members to the Tri-County EMC Foundation.


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01/31/2023

Spring Scholarship Opportunities

Tri-County EMC is committed to making contributions toward community growth throughout our service area, including investment in youth education and leadership.


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01/31/2023

From Your Co-op, With Love

As your electric cooperative, our number one priority is to bring you, our members, safe and reliable power.


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01/23/2023

Tri-County EMC Awards Bright Ideas Grants to Local Teachers

Tri-County EMC recently surprised 25 teachers in Jones, Putnam, Baldwin, Wilkinson, and Jasper Counties with educational grants totaling $30,000.


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01/16/2023

Tri-County EMC Eatonton Office Temporarily Closed

Tri-County EMC’s Eatonton Office is temporarily closed due to a communications outage.


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01/16/2023

System Inspections Performed by Cappstone Energy Group

Starting today, Cappstone Energy Group will be performing pole inspections and safety audits within the Tri-County EMC service territory.


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01/05/2023

Gray Office Kiosk Repaired

The Gray Office kiosk has been repaired and can now take payments.


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01/03/2023

Cold Weather Usage Impacts

Frigid temperatures significantly affect energy usage, especially around the holidays.


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12/31/2022

Payment System Down Due to Year-End Maintenance

Due to year-end maintenance, our payment system will be down Sunday, January 1st from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


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12/30/2022

Happy New Year: A Message from Your Chairman

With the goal of providing safe and reliable power at the forefront of our EMC, our crews will continue to stand ready for any potential severe weather outages in 2023.


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12/30/2022

Washington Youth Tour is Back In-Person in 2023

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, Washington Your Tour is officially back in-person!


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12/30/2022

E-Billing System Update

Tri-County EMC’s E-billing system recently changed after undergoing a scheduled update.


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12/29/2022

Gray Office Kiosk Out of Order

The payment kiosk located in the Gray Office drive-thru is out of order until further notice.


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12/29/2022

Two Students Awarded Operation Roundup Scholarship

In December, the Tri-County EMC Foundation awarded the Operation Roundup Scholarship, worth $1,000, to two service area students.


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12/28/2022

System Upgrade

An upgrade to the Tri-County EMC server will be performed on December 28 at 6:15 PM.


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12/23/2022

New Outage Viewer Link

The outage viewer link under the


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12/15/2022

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $25,000 in December

In December 2022, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 8 projects, totaling $25,032.10 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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12/13/2022

Phones down for Maintenance on December 14 from 6AM-8AM

Tri-County EMC will be performing a phone system upgrade on Wednesday, December 14 from 6AM-8AM.


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12/02/2022

Phones Down for Maintenance on December 6 and December 7, 6AM-8AM

Tri-County EMC will be performing a phone system upgrade on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 from 6AM-8AM. Members will not be able to use our automated payment system during this time. To make an online payment, visit tri-countyemc.com. To r


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11/28/2022

Happy Holidays Message from CEO

Happy Holidays Message from CEO


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11/25/2022

Tri-CoGo Completes Phase 1 of Fiber Internet Project

On a mission to bring 100% fiber internet to every home and business in the Tri-County EMC service area, Tri-CoGo has officially entered the second phase of the two-part fiber build-out. Phase 1, which began in May 2021, served most Tri-County EMC members


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11/08/2022

Payment Systems Down for Scheduled Maintenance November 8

Due to scheduled maintenance, our payment systems will be down from 5pm - 9pm on Tuesday, November 8. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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11/04/2022

PCA Increase in November

Beginning in September, you may have noticed an increase in the PCA line item on your bill. The Power Cost Adjustment, or PCA, is the tool used to adjust the amount of funds collected to pay for the fluctuating cost of power. While the PCA usually adds li


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10/21/2022

Tri-County EMC Hosts 83rd Annual Meeting

Tri-County EMC Hosts 83rd Annual Meeting


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10/10/2022

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $46,000 in September

During the September 2022 meeting, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board of Directors voted to fund $46,000 in Operation Roundup Grants to local organizations to execute special projects. The organizations that received funds are listed below. Baldwin Cou


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10/04/2022

October is National Cooperative Month

October is National Co-op Month! This is a month where cooperatives across the U.S. celebrate the cooperative business model and celebrate their co-op members. As a cooperative, Tri-County EMC wouldn’t exist without our members. Our core business purpos


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10/04/2022

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $41,500 in September

In September 2022, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 8 projects, totaling $41,517.51 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefi t organizations or individuals in local communities. All projects are funded by the Tri-County EMC Foundatio


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10/03/2022

Low Income Energy Assistance Program - Heating Assistance Cycle Begins November 1

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that assists low-income households in heating or cooling their homes. The heating assistance application cycle begins November 1. If you are interested in applying, pleas


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09/12/2022

Offices Closed for Safety Training on September 13

Offices Closed for Safety Training on September 13


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09/01/2022

Increase in Power Cost Adjustment

Increase in Power Cost Adjustment


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08/29/2022

Eatonton Office Closed August 30, 8-10:30, For All Employee Meeting

The Tri-County EMC Eatonton Office will be closed August 30, 8AM-10:30AM, for an all employee meeting


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08/23/2022

Tri-County EMC Offices Closed September 5

Tri-County EMC Offices Closed September 5


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08/03/2022

Local Student Attends Co-op Leadership Conference

Davin Pickel, a student at Baldwin County High School, represented Tri-County EMC at the 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 about cooperat


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08/01/2022

Phones Down For System Upgrade on Wednesday, August 3, 5AM-8AM

Phones Down For System Upgrade on Wednesday, August 3, 5AM-8AM


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08/01/2022

2022 Tri-County EMC Election Information

Each year, Tri-County EMC holds an annual meeting of the membership as well as


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07/27/2022

Tri-CoGo Internet Enters Baldwin County

Tri-CoGo fiber internet is now available for Tri-County EMC members living in southwestern Baldwin County. This area (Zone 10) includes portions of County Line Church Road


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07/19/2022

Eatonton Office Closed for Driveway Paving Beginning July 25

Tri-County EMC's Eatonton Office will be closed on Monday, July 25 due to driveway repair and paving. The Tri-County EMC Gray office will remain open during this time. 


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07/01/2022

Know a Scam When You See It

Know a Scam When You See It


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06/29/2022

Two Students Awarded Operation Roundup Scholarships

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


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06/26/2022

Heat Wave Brings Increased Energy Usage

Heat Wave Brings Increased Energy Usage


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06/16/2022

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $10,750 in June

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $10,750 in June


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06/08/2022

Nominating Committee Results

Nominating Committee Results


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05/31/2022

Summer Storm Ready

Sweet summertime. The warm weather makes us eager to plan cookouts with friends and family and afternoons on the water. But at a power company, we also know the warm summer weather brings the potential for power outages through thunderstorms and hurricane


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05/31/2022

Unclaimed Capital Credits

Do you have unclaimed capital credits from 1990, 1991, or 1992? Click here to search by name or address to see if you have unclaimed funds. All funds must be claimed by October 28, 2022.


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05/27/2022

Offices Closed Memorial Day

Tri-County EMC offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.


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05/24/2022

Three Local Students Awarded Cooperative Scholarships

Three students from the Tri-County service area each received a $2,000 Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarship this month. Funds were awarded based on academics, financial need and a demonstrated commitment to the community in which they reside. “One of


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05/23/2022

JCHS Student Wins Lineman Scholarship

Landon Hewett, a recent graduate of Jones County High School, was recently awarded the Lineman Scholarship from Tri-County EMC. He plans to attend South Georgia Technical College in Americus this fall to complete the electric lineman training program. 


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05/06/2022

Local Student Wins Walter Harrison Scholarship

Tri-County EMC is proud to present James Major Stanford of Putnam County with a 2022 Walter Harrison Scholarship. James Major is one of 14 winners selected from applicants across the state for one of this year’s $1,000 scholarships. This year, 77 applican


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05/03/2022

May is Electrical Safety Month

Electrical Safety Month


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03/28/2022

Tri-CoGo Connects It's 1,000th Customer

On Thursday, March 10th, customers, employees, local dignitaries, and residents gathered to commemorate Tri-CoGo achieving it’s 1,000th customer, just one year after the announcement of its formation as Tri-County EMC’s broadband internet subsidiary.


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03/09/2022

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $20,028 in Operation Roundup Funds

In March 2022, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 7 projects, totaling $20,028 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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02/25/2022

Staying Cool: Inspect Your Attic Before Summer Hits

With longer daylight hours and mild temperatures, spring is the perfect time to inspect your attic for proper insulation.


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02/25/2022

Right-of-Way Seasonal Maintenance

Beginning this spring, Tri-County EMC will begin 2022 herbicide application. Palmetto Right-of-Way, our spraying contractor, will apply herbicide to keep trees, brush and foliage from interfering with the delivery of your electric service.


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02/25/2022

Spring Scholarship Opportunities

As a cooperative, we are committed to helping our communities grow and thrive.


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02/25/2022

Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist

James Major Stanford was named Tri-County EMC’s finalist for the Walter Harrison Scholarship.


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02/25/2022

Tri-CoGo Customer Surveys

Tri-CoGo, Tri-County EMC’s fiber internet subsidiary, recently began conducting customer surveys to measure overall satisfaction and receive feedback to assist in enhancing the customer experience.


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01/14/2022

Watching for Winter Weather

​​​​​​​We are watching national, state and local weather forecasts in preparation for this weekend’s weather. As of Friday morning, forecasts predict that most of the wintry precipitation will occur north of Interstate 20, which is north of our service ar


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01/10/2022

Is An EV Right For You?

As prices for gas continue to be volatile, along with the price of vehicles, the time may be right to consider purchasing an electric vehicle. The selection of EVs on the market continues to grow, with nearly every major dealer offering, or planning to o


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01/07/2022

$30,000 In Educational Grants Awarded to Local Teachers

Tri-County EMC recently surprised 27 teachers in Baldwin, Jasper, Jones and Putnam Counties with educational grants totaling $30,000. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more than $330,000 in grants to local schools. Funded


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01/07/2022

Weathering The Storm - Prepare for Winter Weather

Weathering The Storm - Prepare for Winter Weather


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01/05/2022

Home Electrical Safety Checklist

If you are looking for a New Year’s Resolution that you can keep, add a home electrical safety check to your list. Electrical failures and malfunctions are the most common cause of electrical fires. These items below can be easily checked to help you spo


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01/04/2022

Tri-County Introduces Lineman Scholarship

Each year, Tri-County EMC awards $10,000 to local students from the Tri-County EMC service area. This year, we are adding an additional $3,000 Lineman Scholarship. To qualify, applicants must have received a high school diploma in Jones, Putnam or Baldw


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01/03/2022

Rain and High Winds Cause Power Outages Overnight

Strong winds and rains pushed through Georgia overnight, leaving many electric meters without power due to downed trees and power lines. 


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01/03/2022

Happy New Year from Tri-County EMC!

As we start a new year at our EMC, let us begin with grateful hearts & gratitude for the countless blessings we have received over the past year.


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12/28/2021

Payment Systems Down Due to Year End Maintenance

Due to year-end maintenance, our payment system will be down during the times listed below. No payments of any kind can be made, including at kiosks, until the upgrade is completed.


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12/08/2021

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $22,344.07 in Operation Roundup Funds

In December 2021, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 8 projects, totaling $22,344.07 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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11/30/2021

Holiday Message from CEO

At the end of each year, I, like many of you, like to take the time to reflect on the last 12 months. While this year brought continued challenges due to COVID, we were able to accomplish great things. First and foremost, we established Tri-CoGo, a broa


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11/30/2021

An Energy Efficient Christmas

Whether you’ve already decked your halls or are packing up all of your Christmas decor to prepare for the new year, we encourage you to incorporate energy savings into your holiday decor planning. Be sure to use LED light strands for your twinkle lights


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11/29/2021

11/25 Due Date

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, members with a due date of 11/25 will not be delinquent in their payments as long as their account is paid by 11/29.


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11/28/2021

Operation Roundup Scholarships Awarded

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


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11/23/2021

Walter Harrison Scholarship Applications Due February 1

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


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10/21/2021

2021 Annual Meeting

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10/01/2021

LIHEAP: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that assists low-income households in heating or cooling their homes. The heating assistance application cycle begins November 1. If you are interested in applying, pleas


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10/01/2021

October is National Cooperative Month

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Tri-County EMC all share something in common: we are all cooperatives. October is National Cooperative Month. Each October, cooperatives of all kinds take the time to recognize and celebrate the cooperative


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09/28/2021

Tri-CoGo Connects 100th Broadband Internet Customer

On Monday, September 27th, Tri-CoGo, Tri-County EMC’s internet subsidiary, installed service to its 100th customer. “It’s an incredible milestone for us, and it couldn’t have happened without a combined team effort from our employees and contractors,” say


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09/22/2021

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $19,250 in September

In September 2021, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 9 projects, totaling $19,250 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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09/07/2021

Tri-CoGo Fiber Internet Update

Tri-CoGo contractors and employees have been hard at work, constructing over 70 miles of fiber since May. Zone 1 is now officially live! Tri-County EMC members living within Zone 1 interested in internet service from Tri-CoGo can now sign up for service.


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09/02/2021

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month


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09/01/2021

Scholarship Applications Due October 15

Scholarship Applications Due October 15


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08/25/2021

Office Closed for All Employee Meeting 11AM - 12 Noon on August 25

Office Closed for All Employee Meeting 11AM - 12 Noon on August 25


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08/05/2021

Change in Rates Scheduled for October

Tri-County EMC members may notice a change in their monthly bill in October. Most of this increase is due to our investment in generation from Plant Vogtle.  Beginning with bills rendered on or after October 1, Tri-County EMC will increase the rate per k


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07/12/2021

Payment System Maintenance on July 13th and 14th

Payment systems will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, July 13th from 6-6:30PM and on Wednesday, July 14th from 6:00-8:00PM.  Members will be unable to make payments during this time. 


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06/28/2021

Ways to Monitor Your Energy Usage

Ways to Monitor Your Energy Usage


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06/24/2021

Three Students Awarded Cooperative Scholarships

Three Students Awarded Cooperative Scholarships


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06/23/2021

Two Students Participate In Virtual Leadership Experience

Two deserving Putnam County students, Hannah Allen and Breshyia Farley, were chosen to represent Tri-County EMC in the Virtual Washington Youth Tour - a leadership development experience for students from EMCs across the state. “After our annual Washing


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06/22/2021

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $16,300 in June

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $14,300 in June


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05/22/2021

Beat the Heat and Save Energy

Beat the Heat and Save Energy


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05/21/2021

We're Ready for Storm Season. Are You?

We're Ready for Storm Season. Are You?


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05/18/2021

Two Students Awarded Operation Roundup Scholarships

Two Students Awarded Operation Roundup Scholarships


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05/04/2021

Construction Underway for Tri-CoGo Broadband Fiber Project

Construction is underway with Tri-County EMC’s broadband fiber project. The first fiber hut has been installed at Clinton Substation in Gray. This hut will house all of the electronics to allow Tri-CoGo to relay light signals, and ultimately provide fiber


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05/03/2021

How To Serve On The Board of Directors

Ever wonder how the Board of Directors election process works for your co-op? Here’s an overview of director qualifications and steps taken to be on the ballot.


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05/02/2021

May Is Electrical Safety Month

May is Electrical Safety Month


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04/16/2021

Offices Closed April 20 for Employee Meeting

On Tuesday, April 20, Tri-County EMC offices will close briefly for an all-employee meeting.


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04/12/2021

Eatonton Office Closed for Meeting on Tuesday 4/13

Eatonton Office Closed for Meeting on Tuesday 4/13


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03/29/2021

Two Students to Participate in Virtual Washington Youth Tour Leadership Experience

Two Putnam County High School students, Hannah Allen and Breshyia Farley, will spend time enhancing their leadership skills this summer by attending the 2021 Georgia Electric Cooperative Youth Tour (YTGA), a leadership experience sponsored by the electric


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03/18/2021

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $23,000 in March

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $23,000 in March


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03/05/2021

TRI-COUNTY EMC TO EXPAND BROADBAND IN RURAL MIDDLE GEORGIA

Tri-County EMC announces plans to expand high-speed, fiber internet to 22,000 accounts across eight counties


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03/03/2021

Spring Scholarship Applications Due April 15

Spring Scholarship Applications Due April 15


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03/01/2021

Three Easy DIY Projects to Save Energy

Three Easy DIY Projects to Save Energy


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03/01/2021

Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist

Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist


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02/26/2021

10 Reasons to Purchase an Electric Vehicle

10 Reasons to Purchase an Electric Vehicle


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02/23/2021

Right-of-Way Seasonal Maintenance

In April, Tri-County EMC will begin 2021 herbicide application. NaturChem, our spraying contractor, will apply herbicide to keep trees, brush and foliage from interfering with the delivery of your electric service. Overgrown trees and other vegetation wit


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02/17/2021

PaySite Kiosks Down for Maintenance, February 17, 2-3pm

The PaySite Kiosks located in our Tri-County EMC lobby and at several retailers in our service area will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, 2/17 from 2-3 pm. Our Drive-Thru kiosks at both office locations WILL be available during this time.


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01/27/2021

Cold Weather Brings Higher Energy Usage

Cold days and nights in December and January brought true winter temperatures to the Tri-County service area. After a warm November, many members noticed a jump in their electric bill. “Cold temperatures really drive up energy usage, particularly for he


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01/27/2021

EMCs Thank the PSC

In December, the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved a cost-based formula for setting rates for attachments, such as phone or cable television, to cooperative power poles. Initially pressed to use a nationally set “FCC” rate, the Georgi


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01/12/2021

Tri-County EMC Awards $30,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to Teachers

Tri-County EMC recently surprised 24 teachers in Baldwin, Jasper, Jones and Putnam Counties with educational grants totaling $30,000. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more than $300,000 in grants to local schools. Funded


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01/05/2021

Weathering the Storm - Winter Storm Prep

Weathering the Storm - Winter Storm Prep


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01/05/2021

Payment Systems Down For Maintenance

Payment systems will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, January 6 from 6-7pm. Members will be unable to make payments during this time. 


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01/04/2021

Happy New Year - Message from Board Chair

As the pandemic continues, the safety of our employees and members is at the top of our list. We will continue to take all precautions necessary to keep everyone safe while continuing to provide reliable service. The New Year brings a new administration


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01/01/2021

Save Energy with Advanced Power Strips

If making your home more energy efficient is on your list of resolutions this year, consider replacing your standard power strips with advanced power strips to save energy. Advanced power strips look like ordinary power strips, but they have built-in fe


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12/31/2020

New Year Holiday Office Closures

Happy New Year! Tri-County EMC offices will close on December 31 at 4pm and will be closed all day on January 1.


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12/30/2020

Payment Systems Down for Year End Maintenance

Due to year-end maintenance, our payment system will be down during the times listed below. No payments of any kind can be made, including at kiosks, until the upgrade is completed.


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12/10/2020

Foundation Grants $21,256 in December

In December 2020, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants to 8 organizations for  projects, totaling $21,256.17 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 


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12/09/2020

Eatonton Drive-Thru Closed December 10-11

The Eatonton office drive-thru will be closed on Thursday, December 10 - Friday, December 11 for repaving. The office lobby also remains closed due to COVID-19.  If you need to make a payment or have questions regarding your account, please call 1.866.25


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11/26/2020

Be Merry and Bright - Guide to Lighting Labels

These days, consumers have endless options when it comes to purchasing light bulbs, but the labels can be confusing. Use the information below as a helpful guide for browsing bulbs. READ THE LABEL Under the Energy Labeling Rule, all light bulb manufactur


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11/25/2020

Christmas Card Art Contest Winners

Kindergarten - 5th grade students were invited to participate in Tri-County’s Christmas Card Art Contest. 123 entries were submitted this year. The first place artwork, painted by Emma Trantham, will be featured on the Tri-County EMC Christmas Card. 


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11/24/2020

Happy Holidays To You!

The end of the year offers a time to reflect on the happenings of the past 12 months. While this year certainly did not turn out as expected, I’m grateful for the accomplishments we were able to achieve. First and foremost, we were able to keep our em


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11/19/2020

Operation Roundup Scholarships Awarded

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


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11/16/2020

Lineman Recognized as Hometown Hero

Joey Brown, a Tri-County EMC lineman in Gray, was recently awarded the Hometown Hero award from Koppers, the cooperative’s power pole provider. The purpose of the award is to recognize cooperative employees from across the nation who have made a substant


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10/27/2020

Space Heaters Vs. Heat Pumps

The fall chill is in the air. You think to yourself, “How long can I go without turning on my heat?” Or, “Maybe I should just use my space heater until it really gets cold.” But is the space heater really the most efficient way to heat your home? While sp


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10/19/2020

Tri-County EMC Holds Virtual Annual Meeting

Tri-County EMC’s Annual Meeting, like many things in 2020, looked a little different this year. Instead of meeting in our Community Room in our Gray office, the cooperative’s 81st annual meeting was held virtually, streamed on Facebook Live and on www.tri


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10/15/2020

Virtual Annual Meeting

The Virtual Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 15 at 2pm.


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10/02/2020

Christmas Card Art Contest

Tri-County EMC is seeking students (grades Kindergarten through 5th grade) to design the Tri-County EMC 2020 Christmas Card. Artwork provided by the students should be Christmas/Holiday themed and will be judged by a committee of employees. The overall wi


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10/01/2020

October is National Cooperative Month

October is one of the best months on the calendar. It’s the first sign of cooler weather, colorful fall foliage and, of course, Halloween. In addition to all of these, October is exciting for Tri-County because it’s National Co-op Month! This is a time to


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10/01/2020

Real Linemen Wear Pink

This month, 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. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women after skin cancer. In f


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09/29/2020

LIHEAP: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that assists low-income households in heating or cooling their homes. The heating assistance application cycle begins November 1. If you are interested in applying, pleas


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09/28/2020

Be Aware of Utility Scams

If you receive a call, email or text demanding an immediate payment of your electric bill, it could be a scam. As technology advances, so does the creativity of scammers. If you receive a suspicious phone call, follow the tips below:


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09/21/2020

Eatonton Office Closed on Monday 9/21

Tri-County EMC's Eatonton Office will be closed on Monday, September 21 due to a water main break. 


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09/10/2020

Foundation Grants $21,952 in September

Foundation Grants $21,952 in September


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09/01/2020

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. This is a great time to prepare your home for possible power outages due to natural disasters that may oc


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08/31/2020

Tri-County EMC Election Ballots Sent September 14

Tri-County EMC’s Virtual Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 PM at the Tri-County EMC Headquarters in Gray.  The meeting will be live streamed on Tri-County’s Facebook page and will also be available on tri-countyemc.com. At the m


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08/28/2020

Keeping Distance

At Tri-County EMC, we are taking a serious stance on our COVID-19 precautions. Our lobbies remain closed and employees are encourged to wear masks when around others.Offices are disinfected regularly. And social distancing is required both inside and outs


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08/18/2020

Tribute to Buck Womble

Tribute to Buck Womble


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07/28/2020

Payments Down July 28, 6-8pm

Due to system maintenance, Tri-County EMC will be unable to take payments from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday, July 28. 


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07/01/2020

Coronavirus Update: Drive-Thru Open, Lobbies Remain Closed

Coronavirus


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06/29/2020

Payment System Down for Maintenance

Due to system maintenance, members will be not be able to make payments or access the Tri-County EMC member portal from 5:30pm - 10:00pm on Monday, June 29. This includes payments on the website, kiosks, myTCEMC app, or by phone. Power outages can be rep


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06/26/2020

Prepping for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us. Living in the southeast, we are reminded each year that, although we aren’t on the coast, we are not immune from the damage delivered by these strong storms. 


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06/26/2020

Nominating Committee Names Director Candidates

Each year, the Tri-County EMC Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates for election to the cooperative’s board of directors. These nominees are voted on by the membership during the election each fall. On June 9, the 2020 Nominating Committee


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06/25/2020

Three Local Students Awarded Cooperative Scholarships

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


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06/19/2020

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $16,500 in June

In June 2020, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 6 projects, totaling $16,500 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 


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05/28/2020

Beat the Heat, Save Energy

STOP AIR LEAKS Add weather-stripping on doors and windows and caulk the cracks and plumbing penetrations to keep cool air inside and hot air from leaking into your home. PUT YOUR HOME IN SUMMER MODE During the summer, it’s best to run your fan in the cou


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05/27/2020

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 are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, financial need and serv


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04/30/2020

Power Restoration in a Pandemic

On the night of Easter Sunday, a line of severe thunderstorms approached middle Georgia. These storms were no surprise. For several days, meteorologists had forecast storms that left fatalities and severe damage in Mississippi and Alabama. But for Tri-Cou


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04/29/2020

May Is Electrical Safety Month

Play It Safe Around Electricity


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04/28/2020

Nelson Appointed to Board of Directors

On April 23, Tri-County EMC’s Board of Directors appointed Chap Nelson to fill the Post 2, District 1 board seat vacated by the retirement of longtime director, Chester Mercer. Nelson will begin his service at the May board of directors meeting and will f


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04/14/2020

Easter Storms

Easter Storms


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04/01/2020

Patino Named Statewide Walter Harrison Scholarship Winner

Tri-County EMC is proud to present Jessica Patino of Putnam County with a 2020 Walter Harrison Scholarship. Jessica is one of 12 winners selected from applicants across the state for one of this year’s $1,000 scholarships. This year, 76 applicants applied


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03/31/2020

Outages Due To Strong Storms

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03/25/2020

2020 Nominating Information & How to Serve on the Board

The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to nominate qualified director candidates residing in the district that has a director vacancy.


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03/13/2020

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $19,819 in March

In March 2020, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 12 projects, totaling $16,819 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 


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03/03/2020

Outage Texting Down for Maintenance March 3

Due to planned maintenance, Outage Texting will not be available from 9PM - 10PM on Tuesday, March 3.  To report an outage, please call 1.833.myTCEMC (1.833.698.2362), use the myTCEMC app, or click here.


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02/22/2020

Census: Be Counted. Make a Difference.

It’s Census Year! Every 10 years since 1790, the entire US population is counted. On April 1, the 2020 census count will begin. Each man, woman and child living in the US is required to be counted, as mandated by the Constitution. The census is more than


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02/22/2020

Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp

Each year, Tri-County EMC selects a student to attend the Georgia Cooperative Council's Youth Leadership Conference, a five-day camp held each July at the FFA Camp in Covington. Participants develop leadership skills while learning about the role of coope


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02/21/2020

Tri-County Welcomes New Right-of-Way Contractor

Keeping the lights on and providing safe service are two of our most important goals. Managing vegetation growth around power lines is critical to reliable service. Tri-County EMC is continuing its right-of-way maintenance efforts by partnering with a new


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02/21/2020

Power Pole Inspections

Beginning this month, Tri-County EMC is contracting with Osmose Utilities to conduct pole inspections in our service area. Proper pole maintenance can reduce unnecessary replacement costs and add many years of durable service life to the power pole. Pleas


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02/21/2020

Right-of-Way Seasonal Maintenance

In April, Tri-County EMC will begin 2020 herbicide application. NaturChem, our spraying contractor, will apply herbicide to keep trees, brush and foliage from interfering with the delivery of your electric service. Overgrown trees and other vegetation wit


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02/06/2020

17 Outages Affecting 200 Meters

4:00 PM: There are currently 17 outages affecting 215 meters in our service area due to strong storms that passed through our area earlier today. 


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01/29/2020

Contact Information Update - Chance to Win $500

Communication is important. We want you to contact us when you have a power outage. And we want to contact you if there is an issue with your account, important storm information or survey opportunities. In an effort to obtain updated contact information,


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01/28/2020

The Truth Behind The Power Blink

You just got home from work, you put your bags down and you try to preheat the oven to start dinner. That’s when you see it - the blinking “12:00” on the digital clock. While you, begrudgingly, reset all of the digital clocks in your house before you sta


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01/08/2020

Longtime Director Retires, Vacancy To Be Filled

On December 31, 2019, longtime Director Chester Mercer resigned from the Tri-County EMC Board after 25 years of dedicated service to the cooperative. Per bylaws the board will appoint a replacement.


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01/02/2020

Introducing EV365

Does your New Year’s resolution include saving money, making a difference in the environment, or maybe just adding something fun and exciting to your daily drive? You can check all three of those boxes with an electric vehicle. It’s no wonder that electri


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01/01/2020

Happy New Year from Tri-County EMC

As we begin 2020, I would like to look ahead to the promise of the new year and to let you know about exciting things ahead. As a member of an electric cooperative, you are an owner in one of America’s most successful and influential business models. The


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12/31/2019

Payment Systems Down Due To Year End Maintenance

Due to year-end maintenance, our computer system will be down from 6:00am until 12 Noon on New Year’s Day. No payments of any kind can be made, including at kiosks, until the upgrade is completed.


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12/31/2019

Offices Closed New Year's Day

Tri-County EMC Offices will be closed on New Year's Day


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12/30/2019

Minimum Bill Change in January

Beginning January 2020, the minimum bill charge for residential and commercial accounts will increase by $1 per month. The minimum bill charge is located in the “Energy and Distribution” line item on your bill, along with your kWh usage. This minimum char


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12/17/2019

Tri-County EMC Awards $30,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to Teachers

Tri-County EMC Awards $30,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to Teachers


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12/11/2019

Tri-County EMC Foundation Funds $15,900 in Operation Roundup Grants in December

In December 2019, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 11 projects, totaling $15,906.50 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 


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12/05/2019

Kiosk Maintenance on December 7

Our PaySite Kiosks will be down for maintenance beginning Saturday, December 7 at 11PM and ending at 1 AM on Sunday, December 8.


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12/05/2019

Text Alerts

We have received a few messages regarding members not getting Tri-County EMC text notifications as they normally do regarding their account. After researching the issue, we have confirmed that our system is working properly. If you are having issues recei


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12/02/2019

Eatonton Office Closed Tuesday, December 3, 8 AM -12 PM

Eatonton Office Closed Tuesday, December 3, 8 AM -12 PM


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11/26/2019

Happy Holidays to You

The holidays offer an opportunity to slow down and reflect. For all of us at Tri-County EMC, we are grateful for you, our co-op members. While our main focus is providing safe, reliable energy, we also want to give back. We want to help our community thri


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11/26/2019

Be Merry and Bright - A Guide To Lighting Labels

These days, consumers have endless options when it comes to purchasing light bulbs, but the labels can be confusing. Use the information below as a helpful guide for browsing bulbs.


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11/26/2019

Washington Youth Tour Applications Available

Washington Youth Tour Applications are now available. If you know of a high school student looking for a life-changing summer trip, encourage them to apply for the Washington Youth Tour. A leadership and team-building experience, this all-expenses-paid tr


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11/25/2019

Christmas Card Art Contest Winners

Students in grades Kindergarten through 5th were invited to participate in the Tri-County EMC Christmas Card Art Contest. Nearly 200 entries were submitted, and the top three submissions are shown below. The fi rst place artwork will be featured on the Tr


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11/24/2019

Walter Harrison Scholarship Applications Due February 1

Walter Harrison Scholarship Applications Due February 1


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11/20/2019

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 are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, financial need and serv


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11/14/2019

Payments Down November 16

Due to system maintenance and upgrades, members will be unable to access their accounts or make payments on Saturday, November 16 from 8 AM - 3 PM. If you need to make a payment to your account, please do so by Friday, November 15.


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11/04/2019

Lobby Renovations in Gray Office

Please excuse our dust! Lobby renovations in the Gray office have begun for safety and accessibility enhancements. While the lobby will remain open, we encourage you to use the drive-thru, kiosks or make payments online if possible to avoid the mess.


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10/31/2019

Call 1.833.myTCEMC to Report an Outage

If you prefer to call in your outage, jump to the head of the line by calling 1.833.MYTCEMC during an outage. In addition to reporting outages by myTCEMC app, website, text and our phone number, we have added a phone number dedicated to outage reporting.


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10/29/2019

Space Heaters Vs. Heat Pumps

The fall chill is in the air. You think to yourself, “How long can I go without turning on my heat?” Or, “Maybe I should just use my space heater until it really gets cold.” But is the space heater really the most efficient way to heat your home? While sp


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10/23/2019

Payment System Down October 23, 5PM - 9PM

Due to payment system upgrades, we will be unable to take payments on Wednesday, October 23 from 5 PM until 9 PM. 


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10/23/2019

Tri-County EMC Holds 80th Annual Meeting

Tri-County EMC’s 80th Annual Meeting was held Thursday, October 17 at the cooperative’s headquarters in Gray. Cooperative members, employees and a number of local and state officials gathered for the co-op’s annual business meeting. Through voting by mail


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10/21/2019

Office Will Open Late on October 22 for Employee Training

Our Offices will be closed the morning of October 22 for an all-employee training. 


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10/01/2019

October Is National Cooperative Month

When you think of October, pumpkins, Halloween and beautiful fall foliage naturally come to mind. But October is notable for another reason – it’s National Co-op Month! This is the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including Tri-County EM


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09/30/2019

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $8,000 in September

In September 2019, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 3 projects, totaling $8,000 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. 


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08/26/2019

Evaluate Your Home's Energy Effiency

Getting the most for your energy dollar is important. You want a comfortable home with good indoor air quality and reasonable energy bills. By using information and guidelines from our online Energy Efficiency Center, you can do simple things to cut down


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08/26/2019

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. This is a great time to prepare your home for possible power outages due to natural disasters that may oc


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08/25/2019

Operation Roundup 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. 


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08/23/2019

Tri-County EMC Election in Progress, Annual Meeting October 17

Tri-County EMC’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 PM at the Tri-County EMC Headquarters in Gray. At the meeting, attendees will get an overview of the cooperative’s business over the past year. An important part of the Tri-Co


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07/29/2019

Tri-County EMC 2019 Board of Directors Election

Tri-County EMC's 2019 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 PM at the Tri-County EMC office in Gray. Directors from Post 3 of Districts 1, 2 and 3 are up for re-election this year. Members are encouraged to cast their vote for a cha


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07/26/2019

Joint Use Pole Attachment Audit

Tri-County EMC has contracts that allow cable and telephone companies to attach their equipment to power poles in order to deliver their services to customers in our service area. Every five years, Tri-County performs an audit of our poles to confirm what


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07/25/2019

Local Student Represents Tri-County EMC at Youth Conference

Jesse Kimsey, a student at Jones County High School, represented Tri-County EMC at the Georgia Cooperative Youth Conference held July 15-19 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. The mission of the conference is to educate students about cooperativ


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07/24/2019

Residential Appliance Saturation Survey

Tri-County EMC will be conducting a residential consumer survey this fall. The purpose of this survey is to collect information needed to plan for the future. Your participation in the survey is very important to us, so please consider completing the on


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07/16/2019

Local Students Attend EMC Washington Youth Tour

Calleigh Reber, Katherine Embry and Rebecca Hildreth of Putnam County recently represented Tri-County EMC on the Washington Youth Tour, a week-long leadership experience exclusively for teens sponsored by the electric cooperatives in Georgia. From June


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07/03/2019

Outages in Jasper County Due to Auto Accident

Due to an auto accident in Jasper County, we currently have one outage affecting 246 meters. Crews are working to safely restore power now.


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07/03/2019

July 4 Holiday Hours

Tri-County EMC offices will close at 4PM on Wednesday, July 3 and reopen on Friday, July 5 at 8 AM in observance of Independence Day.


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06/27/2019

Taco Town Hall

Taco Town Hall


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06/25/2019

Offices Closed, Payment Systems Down June 26

Due to scheduled maintenance and upgrades, our offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 26 until 12 noon. During this time, we will be unable to take payments. This includes payments via website, phone, myTCEMC app and PaySite Kiosk.  If you have an out


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06/25/2019

Bright Ideas Grant Applications Available, Due September 15

As a cooperative, we at Tri-County EMC pride ourselves on our commitment to the community. Throughout the year, the cooperative awards scholarships and grants to organizations and individuals in our service area to strengthen the communities we serve. All


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06/20/2019

Widespread Outages, Report Outages by Phone

The storms that passed through our service area earlier this afternoon caused more than 2,500 meters to lose power. In addition, Tri-County EMC lost the capability to receive outages via website and app. To report an outage, please call 1.866.254.8100 or


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06/17/2019

Three Students Awarded Cooperative Scholarships

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


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06/12/2019

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $18,200 in June 2019

During the June meeting, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 7 projects, totaling $18,100 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations chosen to receive funds this quarter


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06/11/2019

Kiosk at Shell Food Mart in Milledgeville Not Accepting Cash

The PaySite Kiosk is at the Shell Food Mart at 210 Robertson Mill Rd. in Milledgeville cannot accept cash at this time. It can accept checks. 


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05/28/2019

Make Payment Arrangements 24/7

Make Payment Arrangements 24/7


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05/28/2019

New PaySite Kiosk Location

New PaySite Kiosk Location


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05/27/2019

Beat the Heat and Save Energy

Beat the Heat and Save Energy


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05/26/2019

Two Local Students Receive Operation Roundup Scholarship

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.


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05/01/2019

May is Electrical Safety Month

Play it safe around electricity.


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05/01/2019

Co-op Hosts EV19

On April 26, Tri-County EMC, in partnership with the Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, hosted an Electric Vehicle Demonstration Day at Central Georgia Technical College’s Milledgeville Campus. Approximately 150 attendees heard from nationally-k


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04/22/2019

Gray Office Kiosk Not Accepting Cash

The PaySite Kiosk located in our Gray Office lobby is unable to take cash at this time. Cash payments can be accepted. 


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03/29/2019

Test Drive An Electric Vehicle at EV19

After the cooperative’s purchase of a Nissan Leaf in January, Tri-County EMC employees have gotten behind the wheel to learn and understand the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Now we want you to give it a try. “The only way to really understand the hype


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03/25/2019

Three Local Students Chosen for Washington Youth Tour

Tri-County EMC has chosen three students to represent the co-op for Georgia EMC’s Washington Youth Tour. Kate Embry, Rebecca Hildreth and Calleigh Reber will join 110 Georgia high school students on the week long leadership event this June. The Georgia st


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03/22/2019

Lineman Appreciation Day is April 8

Electric Membership Cooperatives across the country, including Tri-County EMC, are joining together this month to celebrate electric utility linemen. “Our linemen work very hard to keep power flowing to your home and they don’t always get the recognitio


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03/13/2019

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $23,484 in Operation Roundup Funds in March

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $23,484 in Operation Roundup Funds in March


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03/01/2019

Tri-County Purchases First Electric Vehicle

In January, Tri-County EMC purchased the cooperative's first electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf. The car will be driven primarily by our energy services and communications staff. With a range of 140 miles on a charge, the car is easily capable of being drive


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03/01/2019

Power Pole Inspections Begin In March

Beginning this month, Tri-County EMC is contracting with Osmose Utilities to conduct pole inspections in our service area. Proper pole maintenance can reduce unnecessary replacement costs and add many years of durable service life to the power pole. Pleas


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03/01/2019

Electric Pickup Trucks Are On The Way

For rural EMC members, one of the big knocks on the practicality of electric vehicles has been the absence of an EV pickup truck for hauling loads or pulling trailers around the home or farm. The savings available on fuel costs from driving an EV every da


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02/28/2019

Right-Of-Way Seasonal Maintenance Begins in April

Beginning in April, Tri-County EMC will work with NaturChem for herbicide application to keep trees, brush and foliage from interfering with the delivery of your electric service. Overgrown trees and other vegetation within 15 feet of overhead power lines


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02/27/2019

Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist Named

Kelsi Schell was named Tri-County EMC's finalist for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. She will go on to compete in the statewide scholarship competition for one of eleven $1,000 scholarships. Statewide scholarship winners will be announced in April. Kelsi


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02/25/2019

Automated Account Tools Save Time

For busy people, time is a valuable commodity. While our customer service representatives are always ready to help, there are times where a faster solution might be right for you. These automated tools help you skip to the head of the line. Using the App:


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02/01/2019

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, 2019.


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02/01/2019

Operation Roundup Grant Applications Due

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.


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01/31/2019

Tri-County EMC Board Elects to Refund $1 Million in Capital Credits

In December 2018, Tri-County EMC’s board of directors elected to retire $1 million in capital credits to the cooperative’s existing and former members who received electric service from 1976 to 1993. These capital credit refunds will appear as credits on


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12/27/2018

Minimum Bill Change in January 2019

Beginning January 2019, the minimum bill charge for residential and commercial accounts will increase by $2 per month.


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12/27/2018

Message from the Chairman

Tri-County EMC has a strong foundation and is ready for the challenges and opportunities that will come our way in 2019.


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12/27/2018

Georgia Magazine

All Tri-County EMC members will receive a complementary copy of Georgia Magazine in January.


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12/27/2018

2019 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 each year to students in Georgia. The two students chosen wil


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12/27/2018

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $7,940 in December

In December 2018, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 7 grant projects, totaling $7,940 in Operation Roundup funds,


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12/27/2018

Early Cold Temperatures - Understanding the Impact of Cold Nights on Daily Usage

Cold days and nights of November and December brought an early winter to 2018.


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12/06/2018

Offices to Close at 3:00 PM on 12/6

Tri-County EMC's offices will close at 3:00 PM on Thursday, December 6


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11/28/2018

Tri-County EMC to Host Christmas Tree Recycling Event

Bring your Christmas trees and natural wreaths to the Overland Way Convenience Center on Saturday, January 5. Tri-County EMC’s right-of-way contractor, Asplundh, will be chipping trees from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Mulch chipped from the trees will be availabl


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11/21/2018

Washington Youth Tour Applications Now Available

Washington Youth Tour Applications are now available. If you know of a high school student looking for a life-changing summer trip, encourage them to apply for the Washington Youth Tour. A leadership and team-building experience, this all-expenses-paid tr


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11/18/2018

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. When applying for assistance, be sure to hav


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11/15/2018

Phone Line Down For Maintenance from 5-6 PM

Our main phone line, 478.986.8100, will be down intermittently from 5-6pm tonight. If you have any issues getting through on this line, please call 706.485.6122


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11/14/2018

Phone Scam Reported In Our Area

There has been a phone scam reported in our area. The caller claimed he was from another utility but hired by Tri-County EMC to disconnect service. He demanded payment from the member in cash in order to avoid power disconnection. Remember that Tri-Coun


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11/14/2018

Christmas Card Art Contest Winners Announced

Christmas Card Art Contest Winners Announced


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11/07/2018

Tri-County EMC Awards $30,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to Teachers

Tri-County EMC recently surprised 25 teachers in Baldwin, Jasper, Jones and Putnam Counties with educational grants totaling $30,000. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more $240,000 in grants to local schools. Funded by u


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11/07/2018

Storms Bring Scattered Outages

We currently have 16 outages affecting 302 meters in our service area. Our crews are working to restore power. We ask for your patience, as many of the outage repairs will restore power to smaller numbers of meters at one time. If you need to report a


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11/05/2018

Tri-County EMC Hosts Electric Vehicle Day

On November 1, Tri-County EMC, in partnership with the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce, hosted an Electric Vehicle Demonstration Day at the Plaza in Eatonton. More than 150 attendees heard from nationally-known speakers about the growing electric ve


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11/02/2018

Power Theft Tip Line

Stealing electricity is a serious safety concern for the public, for utility company employees and for government agencies. It is illegal, it raises the cost of electricity for all customers, and it can lead to serious injury or death from electrical shoc


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11/02/2018

Operation Roundup Grant Applications Due December 1

About Operation Roundup: Operation Roundup is funded by voluntary contributions from Tri-County members to the Tri-County EMC Foundation. Participants in the program have their monthly bill rounded up to the next dollar, with that surplus amount going to


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11/01/2018

Main Phone Line Temporarily Down

Due to an outage by our phone provider, our main phone line is currently down. Please call 706-485-6122 to report an outage.


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11/01/2018

Are Space Heaters More Efficient Than Heat Pumps?

The fall chill is in the air. You think to yourself, “How long can I go without turning on my heat?” Or, “Maybe I should just use my space heater until it really gets cold.” But is the space heater really the most efficient way to heat your home? While sp


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10/22/2018

Hurricane Michael Brings High Winds, Heavy Rain and Power Outages

On October 10, Hurricane Michael blew into our service area as a Category 1 Storm. As it passed through overnight, it left us with 3,700 meters without power, 11 broken poles and numerous trees down on power lines throughout the service area.


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10/19/2018

Tri-County EMC Hosts 79th Annual Meeting

Tri-County EMC’s 79th Annual Meeting was held Thursday, October 18 at the cooperative’s headquarters in Gray. Cooperative members, employees and a number of local and state officials gathered for the co-op’s annual business meeting. Through voting by mail


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10/19/2018

Tri-County EMC Hosts 79th Annual Meeting

Tri-County EMC’s 79th Annual Meeting was held Thursday, October 18 at the cooperative’s headquarters in Gray. Cooperative members, employees and a number of local and state officials gathered for the co-op’s annual business meeting. Through voting by mail


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10/17/2018

Phone Outage

We are currently experiencing a telephone and internet outage which is affecting our ability to


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10/16/2018

Phone System Upgrade on Tuesday

Due to a phone system upgrade, Tri-County EMC phones will be down intermittently from 5PM-7PM. If you cannot get through by calling 478-986-8100, please call 706-485-6122.


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10/10/2018

Hurricane Michael Restoration

Hurricane Michael, now a strong Category 4, will hit the Gulf Coast today. It will make landfall very close to Panama City. For our area, forecasts now show Hurricane Michael entering central Georgia as a Category 1 Hurricane and downgrading to a tropica


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10/02/2018

Electric Vehicles: A Great Way to Commute And A Great Investment

It’s not surprising that electric vehicles continue to gain popularity across the world. When you compare operating costs, EVs are hands-down the winner for fuel costs and maintenance. With a rapidly growing range of electric cars and SUVs available and f


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10/01/2018

Co-op To Host Electric Vehicle Demonstration Day

Co-op To Host Electric Vehicle Demonstration Day


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09/30/2018

Cooperatives See The Future

Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high, and ultimately consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smart-phone apps and “sma


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09/18/2018

Phone System Upgrade

Due to a scheduled upgrade, our phone system will be down intermittently on Thursday, September 20 from 5pm-9pm. If you do have trouble getting through, please wait a few minutes and try the call again. 


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09/18/2018

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $9,507 in September

In September 2018, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved grants for 7 projects, totaling $9,507 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities. The organizations that received funds this quarter are:


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09/11/2018

Gray Office Open For Business Following Water Main Repair

Gray Office Open For Business Following Water Main Repair


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08/29/2018

Co-op's Road Trips Lead To Valuable Research On Long Distance EV Travel

Charging is the next big hurdle for long-haul travel in electric vehicles, and the nation’s electric cooperatives could play huge roles in delivering sustainable solutions for their consumer-members and other travelers.


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08/28/2018

Operation Roundup 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. 


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07/30/2018

Avoid Late Fees and Payment Errors, Use Approved PaySite Kiosk Options

Avoid Late Fees and Payment Errors, Use Approved PaySite Kiosk Options


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07/26/2018

Tri-County EMC Sends Student to Cooperative Council Conference

Tri-County EMC Sends Student to Cooperative Council Conference


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07/17/2018

Phone Upgrades May Cause Intermittent Phone and Payment System Down Time

Tri-County EMC will be conducting upgrades to the phone system on Tuesday, July 17th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. We will have intermittent phone and payment system outages during this time.


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07/17/2018

Students Return From Washington D.C.

Jenna Mullis of Putnam County and Daniel Hicks of Jones County recently represented Tri-County EMC on the Washington Youth Tour, a week-long leadership experience exclusively for teens sponsored by the electric cooperatives in Georgia. From June 7-14, Mu


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07/03/2018

Office Closed on July 4

Tri-County EMC Offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8 AM. 


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06/27/2018

Top 4 Reasons to Enroll in ourSolar

Tri-County EMC’s Cooperative Solar Program, ourSolar, gives you the opportunity to have solar energy for your home without installing panels on your property. The energy for ourSolar comes from our 1 MW solar array in Putnam County. Energy produced by you


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06/25/2018

Phone System Outages Due to Upgrades on June 27

Due to upgrades on our phone system, we will be unable to take payments on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The phone system will have intermittent outages during this time. To report a power outage call 478-986-8100. If you cannot get through,


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06/19/2018

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $21,797.18 in June

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $21,797.18 in June


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06/18/2018

Tri-County EMC Awards Cooperative Scholarships to Local Students

Each year, Tri-County EMC awards $6,000 in scholarship funds through the Cooperative Scholarship. Three students from the Tri-County service area each received a $2,000 Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarship last month.


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06/12/2018

Unable to Take Payments 6-7PM on June 13

Due to scheduled maintenance, we will be unable to take payments from 6pm - 7pm on Wednesday, June 13. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. 


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05/30/2018

Payments No Longer Accepted in Field: Ways to Pay

Each month, members are sent a bill, or e-bill, letting them know when their payment for electric service is due. If your account is past due, you are sent a reminder notice by mail or email and a courtesy phone call to the phone numbers we have on your a


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05/30/2018

Protect Your Linemen: Don't Attach Objects to Poles

What do yard sale signs, security cameras, satellite dishes, deer stands and birdhouses have in common? They are often found illegally attached to utility poles. While attaching objects to poles may seem innocent, they can put our linemen at risk. Tri-C


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05/29/2018

Become Summer's Biggest Fan: Energy Saving Tips

Summer is a great time of year — synonymous with sunshine and vacation. But in Georgia, summer also means it’s hot and humid. Really hot and humid! To keep your home cool and humidity low, your air conditioner will likely run more, causing your energy use


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05/29/2018

Save Paper: Vote Online

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


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05/25/2018

Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Tri-County EMC offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. 


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05/24/2018

Checks Must Be Written in Blue or Black Ink

When paying your electric bill via check, please use blue or black ink to write your check.


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05/24/2018

Meter Upgrade

We will be changing out meters over the next 18 months. We will be installing new meters that utilize powerline carrier technology – the same we’ve used for the past decade. These new meters will let us know when your power is out so that we can quickly r


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05/23/2018

Phone Scam Alert

We’ve heard several reports of individuals receiving scam phone calls demanding payment for their Tri-County EMC bill. The caller states they are with Tri-County EMC and tells the person that this is their final chance to make a payment on their account.


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05/23/2018

Two Students Earn Scholarships From 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. The scholarships are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, financial need and serv


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05/18/2018

Strong Storms Cause Outages

Strong storms caused several outages in the southern part of our service area this afternoon. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.


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05/16/2018

Information Update Contest Winner

In March, we invited members to update their contact information with us for a chance to win an iPad Mini or a $400 bill credit. All members that updated their information before April 30 received a $5 bill credit and were given one entry into the drawing


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05/03/2018

Unable to Take Payments May 3, 5:30-8:30PM

Due to scheduled maintenance, we will be unable to take payments on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The phone system will have intermittent outages during this time. To report a power outage call 478-986-8100. If you cannot get through, call 706-4


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05/01/2018

May is Electrical Safety Month

May is Electrical Safety Month. Whether you are working on a construction project or simply plugging in an appliance in your home, it is important to think about safety when you are working with electricity. Follow these tips to learn how to recognize haz


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04/29/2018

Get to Know Your Cooperative: Annual Meeting October 18

One of the most important benefits of cooperative membership is your right to elect board members to represent you in running your cooperative.


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04/12/2018

Eatonton Office Drive Thru Closed April 13

The drive-thru at the Eatonton office will be closed for maintenance on Friday, April 13 from 10AM -1PM. If you need to make a payment this time, please plan to go inside the office. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


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04/01/2018

Relay for Life Raffle

Relay for Life Raffle


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03/30/2018

April is Lineman Appreciation Month

Electric Membership Cooperatives across the country, including Tri-County EMC, are joining together this month to support electric utility linemen whose expertise and knowledge are vital each day but especially when critical outages occur and power restor


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03/30/2018

Cooperative Conference for Couples

The Co-op Education Conference for Couples is a three-day, expenses-paid retreat held in August 3-5 at the Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, GA. It is a great opportunity for couples to gain valuable insight about the economic and service opport


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03/29/2018

LEDs: The New Favorite Lightbulb

Incandescent lightbulbs—the ones that we screwed into table lamps and overhead fixtures since the beginning of electricity—have become relics since the U.S. government ordered that manufacturers stop making most of them in 2014. Is the compact fluorescent


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03/27/2018

Delegates Chosen for 2108 Washington Youth Tour

Daniel Hicks of Jones County and Jenna Mullis of Putnam County have been chosen to represent Tri-County EMC on the 2018 Washington Youth Tour (WYT), an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by electric membership cooperatives in Georgia.


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03/15/2018

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $19,228 in March

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $19,228 in March


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03/01/2018

Minimum Bill Change in March

Starting March 2018, the minimum bill charge for residential and commercial accounts will increase by $2 per month. The minimum bill charge is located in the Energy and Distribution line item on your bill, along with your kWh usage. This minimum charge in


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02/27/2018

Payment System Down for Scheduled Maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance of our payment system, we will be unable to take payments from approximately 5PM until midnight on Tuesday, February 27. 


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02/26/2018

Walter Harrison Scholarship Finalist Named

Peyton Walker was named Tri-County EMC's finalist for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. She will go on to compete in the statewide scholarship competition for one of eleven $1,000 scholarships. Statewide scholarship winners will be announced in April. Pey


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02/23/2018

Phone Lines Down For Maintenance

On Friday, February 23 beginning at 5PM, there will be a possible brief outage of our main phone line (1.866.254.8100 or 478.986.8100). If you have issues getting in touch with us, please use 706-485-6122. 


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02/15/2018

$30,000 in Bright Ideas Grants Awarded to Teachers

Tri-County EMC recently surprised 25 teachers in Baldwin, Jasper, Jones and Putnam Counties with educational grants totaling $30,000. Since 2008, Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative has provided more than $210,000 in grants to local schools. Funded


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02/01/2018

Scholarships Available from Tri-County EMC

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.


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01/31/2018

Cold January Brings Higher Energy Usage

The new year brought extreme cold to our service area during the first week of January. Members endured lows in the teens and highs not surpassing the 40s the entire week. Although there were warm days, the extreme cold continued to make appearances throu


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01/30/2018

2018 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. The two students chosen wil


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01/30/2018

Using Devices Wisely: Smart Technology for Energy Efficiency

If 25 years ago someone said you’d be able to change the temperature of your home from your phone while you are sitting in your office at work, the first thought would have been “impossible”. But smart appliances and smart homes aren’t just a thing of the


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01/28/2018

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. 


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01/28/2018

Enroll in Outage Texting for Easy Outage Reporting

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. 


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01/17/2018

Altered Hours Due to Possible Dangerous Road Conditions

Due to forecast dangerous road conditions, Tri-County EMC will close our customer service/payment offices in Gray and Eatonton at 4 PM today and reopen at 10 AM Thursday morning. You may still make payments by phone, website, or our mobile app. Should we


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01/16/2018

Snow Expected During the Night

A 40% chance of snow has been forecasted for late Tuesday (1/16) night into early Wednesday (1/17) morning. 


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01/03/2018

Christmas Tree Recycling

Bring your Christmas trees and natural wreaths to the Overland Way Convenience Center (153 Overland Way, Gray, GA) on Saturday, January 6. Tri-County EMC's right-of-way contractor, Asplundh, will be chipping trees from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Mulch chipped fr


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01/02/2018

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to 2018. Although the date has just changed, we have been planning and preparing for the year for quite a while. It is our responsibility to look into the future, prepare for uncertainties, plan for growth and, most importantly, continue to provid


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01/02/2018

Minimum Bill Change in March 2018

Starting March 2018, the minimum bill charge for residential and commercial accounts will increase by $2 per month. The minimum bill charge is located in the Energy and Distribution line item on your bill, along with your kWh usage. This minimum charge in


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01/01/2018

Complimentary Issue of Georgia Magazine

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


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01/01/2018

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


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12/31/2017

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. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your c


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12/31/2017

Cooperatives Helping Cooperatives

As a cooperative, Tri-County EMC is founded on 7 Cooperative Principles. A crew of our linemen put one of those principles, Cooperation Among Cooperatives, to use last month as they travelled to Carroll EMC, headquartered in Carrollton, GA, to assist in p


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12/28/2017

Payments Down For Year End Maintenance

Payments Down December 28 from 5-8 pm


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12/22/2017

Holiday Hours

Offices Closed


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12/19/2017

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $10,938 in December

In December 2017, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 7 grant projects, totaling $10,938 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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12/19/2017

Top 5 Reasons to Apply for Washington Youth Tour

Applications Due February 15


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12/08/2017

Duplicate Past-Due Notices Mailed

Duplicate Past-Due Notices Mailed


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12/05/2017

Payment Capability Down for Maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance, Tri-County EMC will be unable to take payments from 5:30pm until midnight on Wednesday, December 6. Alerts will also be unavailable during this time. 


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12/01/2017

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. When applying for assistance, be sure to hav


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12/01/2017

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. The scholarships, judged anonymously, are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, fi


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11/28/2017

Cooperative Hosts Legislative Breakfast

ri-County EMC held its annual Eggs and Energy Issues legislative breakfast on Thursday, November 16 at the cooperative’s headquarters in Gray.


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11/27/2017

Eatonton Office Closed on November 29, 8-12noon

Our Eatonton office will be closed on Wednesday, November 29 from 8:00 AM until noon. You will still be able to conduct business at our Gray office, at www.tri-countyemc.com and via phone by calling 1.866.254.8100.


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11/09/2017

Email Notifications Down

Due to technical issues, members that normally receive email notifications regarding billing and usage on their Tri-County EMC account will not receive those at this time. Text notifications WILL still be sent. 


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10/20/2017

Co-op Holds 78th Annual Meeting

Members of Tri-County EMC, employees and local and state dignitaries gathered on October 19 for the 78th annual meeting of Tri-County EMC at the headquarters in Gray, GA. Billy Jerles, the cooperative’s General Counsel, announced election results for the


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10/04/2017

Tropical Depression May Impact Middle Georgia

Over the coming weekend, a tropical depression is scheduled to make its way through the Tri-County EMC service area. Gusty winds and heavy rains are expected. Power outages may occur and we encourage you to be prepared.


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10/03/2017

Christmas Card Art Contest: Artwork Due November 10

Tri-County EMC is seeking students (grades Kindergarten through 5th grade) to design the Tri-County EMC 2017 Christmas Card. Artwork provided by the students should be Christmas/Holiday themed and will be judged by a committee of employees. The overall wi


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10/02/2017

Backfeeding Helps Keep Power On

One of the success stories of the Irma restoration was the ability to shift load and backfeed circuits, particularly after the failure of a substation transformer just as the storm’s fury arrived. Instead of leaving several thousand members in the dark un


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10/01/2017

Irma Deals Severe Blow

On September 11, 2017, Tropical Storm Irma moved into the Tri-County EMC service area dealing our members and community a severe blow. We spent the week before gathering supplies and preparing to feed and house employees and visiting linemen for multiple


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09/27/2017

Tri-County EMC Foundation Grants $22,960 in September

During the September meeting, the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved 12 grant projects, totaling $22,960 in Operation Roundup funds, to benefit organizations or individuals in local communities.


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09/19/2017

Usage Estimates During Irma Outage

We have had questions about usage on the app or website graphs of energy usage during the Irma outage. The daily bars on the graph are using estimated usage from the last day you had power.


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09/17/2017

OUTAGE UPDATE: All Outages Restored from Tropical Storm Irma

All Outages Restored from Tropical Storm Irma


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09/07/2017

Planning Ahead for Hurricane Irma

Planning Ahead for Hurricane Irma


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09/05/2017

IVR System Down on September 7

Our Automated Voice Response, or IVR, system will be down on Thursday, September 7 from 8:30 AM until 12:00 Noon. Our Customer Service Representatives will be available during this time, but callers may experience a longer wait time than normal.


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08/23/2017

Annual Board of Directors Election Ballots Coming in September

Each year, Tri-County EMC holds a membership meeting along with an election. This year’s Annual Meeting is Thursday, October 19 at 2:00 PM. This year, directors in Post 1 of Districts 1, 2 & 3 are up for re-election. Because cooperatives are own


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08/22/2017

Bright Ideas Grant Applications Now Available

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


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08/21/2017

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. (66028001) Through Operation Roundup, a t


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