Cobb EMC's solar ranks high

Cobb EMC's solar ranks high

Cobb EMC was recently named eighth in the nation for solar offerings, according to the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)’s national Utility Solar Rankings. The Marietta, Ga.- based electric cooperative, which has expanded its solar energy portfolio by 270 percent over the past year, was presented the award at the 2017 SEPA Utility Conference in Tucson, Ariz. 

“We’re proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s renewable energy leaders for our commitment to affordable, renewable energy,” said Chip Nelson, president and CEO of Cobb EMC. “Over the past few years, we’ve kept a strong focus on increasing our solar offerings while still keeping rates low for our members. This ranking proves that we can successfully accomplish both of those goals.”

Top 10 rankings were decided from utilities that participated in SEPA’s Annual Utility Market Survey, which includes solar and energy storage and ranks utilities for adding the most megawatts and watts per customer in 2016. 

In addition to solar expansion accomplishments, Cobb EMC was also named as having the lowest rates in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Public Service Commission’s 2016 Summer Residential Rate Survey. 

Learn more about Cobb EMC’s renewable energy portfolio and environmental commitments.


Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 180,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of more than 9,000 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 200,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation's 900 EMCs. For more information, visit, or follow Cobb EMC on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Pinterest.


The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with electric power stakeholders through the most pressing issues affecting the growth and utilization of smart energy. We are a trusted platform for education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, customers, and other players deploy and integrate solar, storage, demand response and other distributed energy resources. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer opportunities and advisory services, SEPA engages interested parties in facilitating necessary information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest amount of value for our membership and partner organizations.

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