Coweta-Fayette EMC sends line crews to North Georgia EMCFrom Staff Reports
Personnel from Coweta-Fayette EMC traveled to north Georgia Thursday to help restore power to areas hardest hit by the state’s recent bout of severe weather.
“Being an electric co-op means helping each other during emergencies,” said Coweta-Fayette CEO Anthony “Tony” Sinclair. “We have a mutual assistance agreement that says if we’re in trouble, they help us. In return, we help them.”
Georgia EMCs have vast experience in restoring power following major weather events. In addition to recent efforts in Georgia, EMC crews have worked alongside electric co-ops in South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas to repair damage to the distribution system in the aftermath of winter storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 74,000 consumers in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether counties.