Harris County Student Wins State Scholarship
Harris County High School senior Haley Anderson has been named winner of the Walter Harrison Scholarship, an annual award presented by Diverse Power and other Georgia EMCs to a select few students each spring. Anderson is the daughter of Terry and Heather Anderson of Fortson. She will attend Georgia Southern University to earn a bachelor’s
Dead Outlet? Try these Tips.
What if you plug a lamp or appliance into a socket, but the outlet is “dead.” Before you call an electrician, check a few things: 1.) Plug something different into the outlet; the problem could be with the device, not the outlet. 2.) If the “dead” outlet is a ground-fault circuit interrupter outlet, you may
A Word from Wayne: A Workplace to Call Home
Aside from one’s own family, often those with whom we associate most are our coworkers. Day in, day out, we greet them as we go about our daily tasks. At the electric cooperative, we work with them in the field, putting up power poles and stringing line, or in the office, meeting in committees and
Going Green(house) at Gardner Newman
When Gardner Newman Middle School students return to classes this month, some will make the school’s new hydroponic greenhouse their first stop. That’s because the greenhouse beckons youngsters to care for the plants they’ve grown—and to learn important lessons in the meantime, according to their teachers. With funds from a Diverse Power Foundation educational grant,
Community Connections: Diverse Power Offers Identity Theft Protection
Do you have a credit, ATM or debit card? Have you recently purchased items online or in person? Do you use digital communications?
Your Co-op Cooks!
Set to debut at Diverse Power’s Annual Meeting of Members on May 11, the tourism/cookbook features recipes from members and employees of the electric cooperative. For February, we spotlight recipes from three of our employees.
A Word from Wayne: Safety in the Workplace
Zero injuries and zero lost time accidents are goals at every electric membership corporation (EMC) in Georgia. Working with electricity is inherently dangerous, and the industry has developed robust safety protocols that are employed in the field, in warehouses and in offices so everyone can practice safety at work.
Diverse Power to Receive Electricity from New Solar Plant
Diverse Power is one of 27 electric cooperatives in Georgia that will receive electricity from a new 20-megawatt (MW) solar generating facility in southeast Georgia.
Here’s are New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep
Are you making a resolution to go on a diet in January? Open a savings account? Join a gym? Here’s a resolution you might be able to keep in 2016: Do one thing a month that will make your home more energy efficient. Here are 12 easy ideas: January: Get in the habit of turning down
Community Connections: Diverse Power Employee Honored for Saving Life
Diverse Power Business Continuity Coordinator Glenn Cunningham recently was recognized for saving a coworker who was choking in her office at the electric cooperative’s headquarters in LaGrange.
Emphasis on Education: It’s time to apply for Youth Tour
Area high school seniors Kirsten Farmer and Connor Mahan were among 111 student delegates who toured the nation’s capital last June as part of the Washington Youth Tour, a leadership event sponsored by electric membership corporations (EMCs) across the nation.
Practice Fire Escape Plan with Your Family
Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined. Yet few families are prepared to make a quick escape in case of a fire.
Don’t Be the Victim of a Scam
It saddens—actually, infuriates—me to hear about electric cooperative members losing money to scam artists who claim to be affiliated with an electric membership corporation, like Diverse Power. Our loyal members trust their electric cooperative, so it’s particularly disheartening when that trust leads a member to believe, and be scammed by, someone who says he works for the cooperative
Diverse Power Named EMC of the Year
For unprecedented generosity and service to thousands of residents in west central and southwest Georgia, Diverse Power was recently named EMC of the Year and presented the 2015 Georgia EMC Community Service and Volunteerism Award.
Community Connections: Find value in your Co-op Connections Card.
Approximately 100 area businesses participate in Diverse Power’s Co-op Connections Card program, which offers money-saving deals to our members and increased business to our partners. There is no cost to businesses to participate in the program. To learn how your business can become a Co-op Connections Card partner, contact Residential Services/Marketing Coordinator Ken Pope at (706) 845-2000, ext.
Diverse Power Director Named to OPC Board
Diverse Power Director Jimmy Bailey has been appointed to serve as an at-large member of the Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) Board of Directors, according to OPC President/CEO Michael L. Smith.
Emphasis on Education: Area schools recognized for outstanding sportsmanship.
With hazing in high school athletics on the rise, everyone associated with sporting agrees it is vital to instill in students basic principles of good sportsmanship to ensure every athlete in Georgia and across the nation competes in a safe and secure environment.
This Month: Holiday Office Closings
Diverse Power offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas and on Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.
A Word from Wayne:
As the year winds down, we at Diverse Power look back on 2015 with a big sigh of relief mixed with excitement and gratitude combined with anticipation.
Diverse Power Breaks Ground for New District Office
Diverse Power Incorporated held groundbreaking services on October 15 at the site of their future new Pataula District office at the corner of US Highway 82 and District Line Road in Cuthbert.
Your co-op cooks!
Enjoy this quick and easy home kitchen take on a school lunchroom classic: Chocolate Oatmeal Candy.
Stop Wasting Your Energy Dollars!
Are your energy costs out of control? Would you like to upgrade your heating system or add insulation to reduce your utility bill? Maybe Diverse Power’s new HomePlus loan program is right for you.
Take time for an inspection
Chances are that the last time your home’s electric system was inspected was when you moved in. If so, it’s time for a new inspection.
Attention students and educators: Apply for Diverse Power youth initiatives
With American Education Week set for November 16-20, Diverse Power this month makes available applications for annual scholarships and grants, as well as the summer Washington Youth Tour.
Check out our electric fireplaces
For many years, there was no comparison between electric and gas fireplaces. Both were possible substitutes for traditional wood burning units, but gas was considered superior for one simple reason: designers and engineers had neglected to make electric fireplaces look as realistic as gas ones.
A Word from Wayne: The cooperative way
October is National Cooperative Month, when cooperatives of all types are celebrated and have the opportunity to tell the world why our business model is important and relevant in the 21st century.
Have a safe Halloween
To make your yard and home safe for visiting ghosts and goblins on October 31, prep your home for their arrival.
Diverse Power Cooks
At our Annual Meeting in May 2016, Diverse Power will debut a cookbook combining history of the electric cooperative with flavorful Southern recipes, tourist attractions and historic sites from throughout our 14-county service area.
Find value in your Co-op Connections Card
Approximately 100 area businesses participate in Diverse Power’s Co-op Connections Card program, which offers money-saving deals to our members and increased business to our partners.
Studying solar and growing local engineers
There’s a new, hands-on garden at Lafayette Christian School in LaGrange, but beans and tomatoes aren’t being cultivated.
Diverse Power puts electricity on the road
With the recent purchase of an electric vehicle, Diverse Power takes the low-cost alternative fuel source of electricity to the streets.
A Word from Wayne: Co-op careers on the horizon
There are many reasons to consider a career at an electric cooperative, like Diverse Power, where meaningful and varied jobs touch all aspects of the utility business. And with many jobs at electric cooperatives becoming vacant in the near future, now might be a good time to consider a career with the co-ops.
Recipes are in and testing continues
A team of Diverse Power members and employees continues to test recipes for the electric cooperative’s upcoming history/cookbook.
Our new and improved website
If you’ve visited our website in the past few weeks, you’ve surely noticed some big changes. We’ve put a fresh, new face on our Internet presence.
Delegates take the trip of a lifetime
In June, high school seniors Kirsten Farmer, of Harris County High School, and Connor Mahan, of LaGrange High, represented Diverse Power on the Washington Youth Tour (WYT), Georgia’s oldest leadership program for teens.
Aleene Boyett shares history, and recipes
Allene Boyett, who turns 86 this month, knows a thing or two about the history of Diverse Power’s Pataula District, headquartered in Cuthbert.
Diverse Power named Large Business of the Year
The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently named Diverse Power its 2015 Large Business of the Year.
Save cash, enjoy comfort of electric vehicle
A Pine Mountain Valley couple’s decision to purchase an electric car after test driving one at Diverse Power’s Annual Meeting in May was a smart choice, according to Cornelius Willingham, electric vehicle strategy and business development manager for Nissan U.S.A.’s Southeast Region.
Visit our Kid’s Korner
As children return to school, we invite students, parents and teachers to visit the Kid’s Korner section on our website for fun lessons about electricity safety, energy sources and energy efficiency. This interactive site features experiments and activities for students; instructor guides and printable handouts for teachers; and electrical safety tips for parents. If your
Check out Co-op Connections
If it’s been awhile since you checked out our Co-op Connections Card® deals, take a moment soon to discover the savings our area businesses offer you for their products and services.
Help conserve water
With the threat of drought over so much of the country, it’s important to save water at home all year round, especially during a hot summer.
Annual Meeting leads to new lifestyle for Diverse Power couple
When they attended Diverse Power’s Annual Meeting in May, Cornelius and Marilyn Wallace didn’t know their electric cooperative’s routine event would result in a life change for them, but it did.
Spring cleaning? We can help!
As the weather warms, the mood to spring clean heats up, too. This year, don’t stop at clearing out your carport. Take the time to do some spring cleaning on your energy use.
Opposing EPA regulations: Electric co-op members make their voices heard
Almost 36,000 comments from members of Georgia’s electric cooperatives, including Diverse Power, were recently submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in opposition to the agency’s proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants.
Diverse Power employees honored for service
Diverse Power President/CEO Wayne Livingston recently presented service awards to 24 Diverse Power employees, honoring them for a combined 425 years of service. The employees were recognized at the annual Employee Celebration Luncheon on Dec. 18. Diverse Power employees receiving awards for the most years of service were, from left, Ellen McMillian, 25 years; Randy Shepard, 25 years; Randy
EPA rule impossible to implement
If the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions at power plants is approved, our cost for power will skyrocket. And that means the price you pay for electricity would rise, too.