Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
Touchstone Energy is an alliance of more than 600 cooperatives in 45 states. The alliance’s branding initiative communicates electric cooperatives’ unique characteristics in a changing marketplace where these values and differences matter more each day. It also stresses the importance of each cooperative’s local presence and ties to its community, while offering the resources of a nationwide network to bring added value and benefit to customers.
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Georgia EMC‘s mission is to promote and enhance the competitiveness of Georgia’s EMCs and their affiliate organizations; to assist individual systems in meeting their member/owners’ needs; and to provide leadership, working jointly with these member systems, that will facilitate the creation and maintenance of a healthy government, business and community environment in which Georgia’s EMCs and their member/owners can thrive.
Georgia Systems Operations Corporation
Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) was established in January 1997. GSOC provides operation services required to dispatch generation and operate the transmission system for their customers, including power accounting services.
Georgia Energy Cooperative
Eleven EMCs in Georgia formed a partnership to create Georgia Energy Cooperative (GEC), a not-for-profit, member-owned power supply cooperative. With corporate headquarters in Tucker, Ga., GEC’s business mission is to provide for long-term power supply needs by procuring future energy resources, managing power supply contracts and planning for future energy needs on behalf of the 11 member EMCs. For more information, call 770-270-7500 or 1-800-566-3633.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. NRECA’s more than 900 member cooperatives serve 39 million people in 47 states.
Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) is a power supplier serving 38 of Georgia’s 42 customer-owned EMCs. OPC is owned by its Member Systems. Formed in 1974, OPC is one of Georgia’s largest privately owned corporations.
Rural Utilities Service
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) provides the capital to upgrade, expand, maintain, and replace America’s rural electric infrastructure.
Georgia Transmission Corporation
Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) provides bulk power over high-volume electric lines to 39 EMCs, serving as a link between power generation and the EMC’s individual electric distribution systems. GTC plans, builds and maintains a transmission system of more than 2,600 miles of power lines and 580 substations.
Green Power EMC is a partnership of 28 Georgia electric membership cooperatives who have come together to research and offer electricity generated by renewable resources. This electricity is then offered to EMC members.