Diverse Power appreciates assistance from and cooperation with several affiliated organizations
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation: Georgia EMC is the trade association for the state’s 42 customer-owned electric utilities. Through this statewide network, Georgia’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives provide electric service to 3.9 million people, nearly half of Georgia’s population, across 73 percent of the state’s land area, serving more customers than any other state network of EMCs in the nation.
Oglethorpe Power Corporation: Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) is a power supplier serving 38 of Georgia’s 42 customer-owned EMCs. Formed in 1974 and owned by its member systems, OPC is one of Georgia’s largest privately owned corporations with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion.
Georgia Systems Operations Corporation: Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) is an independent, not-for-profit system operations company owned by 38 of Georgia’s electric membership corporations. As the system operator, GSOC ensures reliable system operations by monitoring electric generation, transmission and distribution assets owned by Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Georgia Transmission Corporation, the member systems and other customers.
Georgia Transmission Corporation: By delivering continuous power to 39 electric membership cooperatives, Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) helps provide reliable electricity to more than 3.8 million people. Georgia Transmission keeps pace with the electricity demand of one of the fastest growing states by constructing about $100 million in new transmission facilities each year.
Georgia Magazine: Georgia Magazine, the largest circulation monthly magazine in Georgia, is published by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, the trade association for Georgia’s 42 customer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives. Georgia Magazine is the most widely read magazine for and about Georgians. Each issue celebrates the Georgia lifestyle in word and photo, revealing the spirit of its people and the flavor of its past in a friendly, conversational tone. Feature articles and departments bring home each story in a useful, personal way that touches the lives of readers in a uniquely approachable manner.
An average of 470,000 copies of Georgia Magazine are mailed each month to members of Georgia’s electric co-ops, as well as additional subscribers within Georgia and out-of-state.
GEMC Federal Credit Union: GEMC Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative designed to serve all financial needs, from regular savings and checking accounts to a variety of loans, with the sole purpose of helping members reach their financial goals.
Alabama Electric Cooperative: Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC) is a $1 billion generation and transmission cooperative that provides wholesale power to 16 distribution cooperatives and four municipalities, serving the electrical needs of more than 800,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Alabama and northwest Florida.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association: The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. The NRECA Board of Directors oversees the association’s activities with 47 members, one from each state with an electric distribution cooperative.
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperation: The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,300 rural utilities and affiliates in 47 states with the goal of helping rural electric and telephone utilities strengthen their businesses with solutions uniquely suited to the needs of rural consumers.
Cooperative Finance Corporation: Formed in 1969, the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a member-owned financial institution that provides state-of-the-art financial products to its approximately 1,050 electric cooperative members located in 49 states, District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories.
CoBank: CoBank specializes in U.S. agribusiness, rural communications and energy systems, and agricultural export financing and is considered a leader in delivering financial solutions and leasing services to some of America’s most successful businesses.
Georgia Public Service Commission: The Georgia Public Service Commission works to ensure that that Georgia’s consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably priced telecommunications, transportation, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental, and safety interests of the American public.
Georgia Cooperative Council: The Georgia Cooperative Council promotes Georgia’s cooperative associations, including the state’s EMCs, the Farm Credit System, marketing and supply co-ops and rural telephone cooperatives. Georgia’s EMCs sponsor participants to the Council’s annual Youth Leadership Conference and Young Couples Co-op Conference.