EMC Hosts Legislative Lunch for Elected Officials

Jun 12, 2015

Palmetto, GA—June 12, 2015—Coweta-Fayette EMC held a lunch and learn session for local legislators June 4 at cooperative headquarters in Palmetto to discuss the electric utility industry.


CEO Chris Stephens presented a synopsis of Coweta-Fayette EMC’s history to an audience that included area county commissioners, state legislators and congressional field representatives. He defined the co-op’s service territory and organizational structure, provided statistics and photos, and shared his thoughts on projected growth and system demand.


Stephens also talked about Coweta-Fayette EMC’s energy supply mix of gas, coal, nuclear and renewables, as well as Green Power EMC’s current projects across the state.


Additionally, EMC officials discussed a few of the key issues facing cooperatives today: solar power; an aging workforce; member interface; and potential Environmental Protection Agency regulations.


“It’s always great to sit down with our elected officials and learn from one another,” Stephens said. “We have the utmost respect for civil servants and appreciate the hard work they do.”


After lunch, guests were invited to tour the facility.


Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 76,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.