Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Corporate Environmental Responsibility

As a not-for-profit cooperative, we are dedicated to providing our members reliable electricity at the lowest possible price. But we are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and to improving our local communities. Our environmental commitment is no exception.

We’ve diversified our generation mix and expanded our renewable energy portfolio. Our corporate recycling programs and air quality improvement efforts benefit our local neighborhoods, while our conservation education programs help you bring sustainable practices to your homes and families.

Cobb EMC is proud to reduce our environmental impact while still keeping costs as low as possible for our members. 

Renewable Energy Portfolio

Cobb EMC’s renewable energy portfolio includes: solar, hydro, biomass and reclaimed methane gas from landfills.

Corporate Recycling Programs

  • Electronics recycling: Cobb EMC recycles retired meters, load management switches, computers and other electronics to help keep landfills clear. 
  • General recycling: Cobb EMC recycles several materials from across our campus including: aluminum, copper, steel, plastic, wood poles, construction debris, cardboard, lamps and ballasts.
  • Recycling events: Cobb EMC hosts events so members can recycle old electronics and dispose of old documents in a safe, secure and eco-friendly manner.

Air Quality Improvement Efforts

  • AMI meters reduce trucks on the road. AMI meters offer two-way communication, meaning we no longer have to send employees out to manually read meters. This means fewer miles driven, fewer trucks on the road and cleaner air throughout our service district.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations improve air quality. Each mile a car drives creates one pound of air pollution. Electric vehicles (EV) help reduce this air pollution, and Cobb EMC is proud to offer an EV charging station for members to use while they are at the cooperative to pay their electric bills.

Conservation Education

Cobb EMC works to educate all of our members on ways to save energy and money. Learn more about ways to conserve.

  • 101 ways to save energy and money. Find a room-by-room list of ways you can save. Tips range from free habit changes to major home improvements.  
  • View your energy use. You can track your energy use by the day or by the hour. Then explore our Smart Choice Rate, which allows you to save money by lowering your electric use during high peak hours.
  • Together We Save. This interactive program offers calculators to help you save energy dollars at home and in your business.
  • Sign up for an energy audit. Our energy audits are free and help you identify where your home could use energy-saving improvements.
  • Join us to learn more. Throughout the year, Cobb EMC offers Energy Efficiency Seminars, Homeowners' Association meetings and other education conservation events that are open to all Cobb EMC members. 
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