Cobb EMC honors law enforcement

Cobb EMC’s annual Steak Out appreciation lunch honored law enforcement from across the electric cooperative’s five-county service district.

Law enforcement officers and area elected officials attended the event, which was held at the Cobb EMC Bo and Mary Jean Pounds Auditorium. Guests enjoyed a steak lunch catered by LongHorn® Steakhouse Acworth, along with live music and door prizes. 

Cobb EMC has a long-standing tradition of supporting local law enforcement and public safety personnel.

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5 Energy-Saving Myths, Busted

It’s officially summer which means long, hot days and worrying about the cost of your electric bill. We understand that every penny counts, so we’re here to bust a few of the most common energy-saving myths.

1. Turning appliances off eliminates their energy use.

While this will help cut down your energy usage, it won’t eliminate it. Electricity is still drawn from appliances that are left plugged in. The only way for an appliance to not use any energy is to unplug them from the outlet completely.

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Making your power more reliable

We’re ranked 5th in the nation for providing reliable power. Today, we’re trimming trees and using technology to make your electric experience even better.

System Upgrades

One of the most important things we do to provide reliable electricity is maintaining and updating our infrastructure. This can include changing out old poles, building new substations or replacing worn wires.

Our teams work strategically to keep our infrastructure up-to-date so you have power you can rely on. 

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The Benefits of Weatherizing Your Home

Weatherization is the process of protecting the interior of a home from outdoor elements such as sun, rain or wind to reduce energy usage and increase efficiency.

There are several simple ways to weatherize your home. These include things like:

  • Sealing air ducts
  • Sealing recessed lighting fixtures
  • Installing storm doors and windows

Weatherizing your home provides many benefits, such as helping to improve your health and safety, reducing your energy consumption and increasing comfort.

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Kristen Delaney joins Cobb EMC

(Marietta, GA – May 8, 2019) – Cobb EMC today announced that Kristen Delaney will join the Marietta, Ga.-based electric cooperative as Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications, effective May 20.

"Kristen combines creativity and data-driven business leadership and will be an excellent addition to our team,” said Peter Heintzelman, President and CEO of Cobb EMC. “Her leadership and experience will bring a fresh perspective and drive our communications to the next level.”

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14 local students win scholarships

The Cobb EMC Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 14 local students. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which can be applied to any accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school.

2019 scholarship winners were selected based on applications, grades and test scores, letters of recommendation and an essay on their future plans and goals. This year’s winners include:

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Get a discount on smart thermostat installation

Smart thermostat

Interested in saving money and energy? You can do both with a smart thermostat and save even more money with our installation discount. A smart thermostat automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures to help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. Many thermostats give you the option to control your thermostat from your smartphone.

Here’s how to get the discount:

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It takes a village to serve our community

Cobb EMC Community Foundation, community, volunteer

As your cooperative, it’s our duty to serve and invest in the communities where we live and work. And that’s why we believe in giving back. 

With your help, the Cobb EMC Community Foundation has given more than $4 million to 179 local nonprofits within our five-county service area since 2013. In 2018, our employees volunteered over 1,400 hours. 

It takes a village to better our communities, and we thank you for helping us serve.  

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Cobb EMC and Gas South promote lifelong reading

Cobb EMC and Gas South recently hosted Literacy Week, a weeklong celebration of reading and writing at 48 schools across metro Atlanta.

Throughout the week, more than 18,000 students were visited by 11 award-winning children’s book authors including several from Georgia, as well as NASA author, speaker and space historian Andrew Chaiken and New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies.

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