Jackson Electric Membership Corporation

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation
Industry Electric Utility
Founded 1938
Headquarters Jefferson, Georgia, USA
Key people
Ernest A. "Chip" Jakins, President & CEO
Products Electricity
Number of employees
Website http://www.jacksonemc.com

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation is one of 39 not for profit membership-owned electric cooperatives located in the U.S. state of Georgia with service in the North-East metropolitan Atlanta area.[1] Power is supplied by Constellation Energy and Oglethorpe Power Corporation which supplies generation capacity to most all EMCs in Georgia with the exception of a few supplied by the Tennessee Valley Authority.


Jackson EMC was first chartered in 1938 to serve electricity to rural areas of north-east Georgia where investor-owned and municipal utilities did not serve. Jackson EMC was organized as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA) as part of the New Deal programs. President Roosevelt saw the need for rural electrification when traveling through depression-era Georgia on trips to the Little White House in Warm Springs. Cost of membership in the cooperative was set at 5.00 USD in 1938 and has not changed to the present day.

Service Area

Electric service is provided to parts of 10 counties: Jackson, Gwinnett, Hall, Clarke, Madison, Barrow, Banks, Lumpkin, Oglethorpe, Franklin


  1. Jackson EMC profile on Answers.com, 2010, retrieved 2010-06-16
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