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Cobb EMC Announces 2030 Clean Energy Goals

Over the last decade, Cobb EMC has been investing in smart, renewable energy technology for its members. The cooperative, a member-owned electric utility, is on schedule to attain its clean energy goals by 2030. The installation of rooftop solar panels on campus, the completion of a Solar Flower Garden, the activation of battery storage, and additional utility-scale solar later this year are all keeping Cobb EMC’s sustainability goals on track.

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Literacy Week goes virtual

Created to encourage students’ love of reading and creative writing, Cobb EMC and Gas South are proud to continue Literacy Week this year. The program reached students at nearly 30 schools in the Atlanta metro area, using online virtual platforms due to the pandemic.

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Cobb EMC President and CEO resigns

(Marietta, GA – November 20, 2020) - Peter Heintzelman, Cobb EMC President and CEO, has tendered his resignation to Cobb EMC and plans to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Kevan Espy, Senior Vice President of Electric Operations, will assume the role of interim CEO.

 “Cobb EMC is a great asset to the community because of a team of employees who go to work every day to serve the community. It’s been a privilege to work beside all of them,” said Heintzelman. 

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Tropical Storm Zeta Causes Historical Damage

Tropical Storm Zeta barreled through metro Atlanta last Thursday morning, bringing high winds and heavy rain along with widespread power outages. The storm caused the worst damage in Cobb EMC’s 82-year history, with over 120,000 members experiencing outages. Crews were dispatched before first light during the storm to begin assessing damage and restoring service to members. “Our entire company came together to manage the aftermath of this massive storm,” said Peter Heintzelman, President and CEO of Cobb EMC.

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