Surge Protection 101
A power surge is an unexpected increase in voltage, and it can occur from a variety of sources. Regardless of the cause, power surges can cause major damage to electronic devices and equipment in your home.
A Word from Wayne: Tips for farming safety
In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.
We need your help! Update your contact information
We rely on data for nearly every aspect of our operations, which is why we need your help. By making sure we have your most accurate and complete contact information, we can continue to provide the high level of service that you expect and deserve.
A Word from Wayne: What is beneficial electrification?
If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and in doing your partto help the environment. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do both? Well, you can! It’s through a concept called “beneficial electrification.” This utility industry term means the innovations in energy technologies are creating new ways
Diverse Power helps Calhoun students reach for excellence
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021 two Calhoun County School System seventh-grade students were awarded REACH Scholarships, which were sponsored by Diverse Power. The REACH Georgia Scholarship Program is a needs based mentoring and scholarship program aimed to help students achieve postsecondary success. Students who complete the program will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000
Lineman Appreciation Day
If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Diverse Power, I bet you would picture a lineworker. One of the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives uninterrupted power 24/7. Lineworker is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the
Support Local Farmers
Families are cooking at home more often, so they need fresh produce and meat. And farmers—and anyone who is trying to stay in business while everyone is limiting trips to the store—need your support to keep their heads above water.
Cheryl Meadows: Celebrating 9 years
Cheryl Meadows: Celebrating 9 years
It’s time to apply: Grants and scholarships
On Oct. 1, Diverse Power makes applications available for community and school grants and scholarships. Applications for all of these are online at diversepower.com or dpfi.org. (See column at left for more information.) The Diverse Power Foundation will announce recipients of scholarships and school and community grants in mid-April. Grants go to area schools for
A Word from Wayne: Shop Locally to Support Your Neighbors
It seems like the children are barely back at school—at home or in the classroom—but the stores are already filling up with Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations and gifts. One of the biggest casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is the locally owned small business. Do your part this holiday season to help them stay in operation.
Be safe and on guard against phone and cyberscams
We have been made aware that some electric cooperatives have reported a rise in scammers posing as employees. The imposters call members’ homes threatening to disconnect electric service if not paid immediately by a prepaid money card. Please be aware that Diverse Power will never contact you by phone about late/delinquent payments or threaten to
The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sanitizing
When it comes to cleaning, not all jobs are created equal. Cleaning dirt or food from a surface, for example, doesn’t necessarily kill germs and bacteria that can cause us to become sick. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing. The CDC offers the following guidance. Cleaning removes germs,
2019 Capital Credits Assignment
All members, except those with a different contract for electric service, arehereby notified that Diverse Power’s patronage capital credit assignmentfor the year 2019 is 1.56 percent, and the total amount of capital creditsbeing assigned is $1,431,297. Because of our structure as a cooperative,each dollar a member pays in excess of the cost of providing electricity
Establishing roots in Calhoun
It may be chilly outside, but it’s warm inside the Calhoun County UGA Cooperative Extension greenhouse. The Calhoun County Cooperative Extension received one of ten Diverse Power Foundation community grants awarded this past January and is now starting to reap the benefits of all the hard work of its volunteers. The ROOTS (Realizing Our Opportunity
LOOK WHO WENT ON TOUR!
Selection for the weeklong leadership tour of the nation’s capital is based on an applicant’s grades, extracurricular activities, civic responsibility and leadership potential. Diverse Power annually chooses two or three delegates from its 14-county service area. Applicants submit two recommendations and write an autobiographical essay including their future plans and goals. Semifinalists are interviewed and
This cell on wheels (COW), telecom infrastructure placed on a mobile platform, will enable Diverse Power to better respond and assist natural disaster affected areas. Currently Diverse Power, Flint Energies, Snapping Shoals EMC and Cobb EMC, Harris County government and Georgia Right of Way have joined together in building a (TETRA) radio system, which efficiently
Church to home: Nearly 50 years in the making
What used to be a Stovall community church, currently serves as a loving home to James Jackson and his wife of 62 years, Betty. In 1970, the couple purchased the church along with the 4 acres it stands on for the sum of $3,500. “We lived in LaGrange and were driving through the area one
Traveling exhibition heads to Cuthbert
Museum on Main Street (MoMS), part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, is headed to Cuthbert, Ga., in January. Here the traveling exhibit, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” will be on display off the square at 72 Dawson Street. Crossroads is presented in Georgia by Georgia Humanities, the Center for Public History at the
Diverse Power Annual Meeting: 83 years and counting
On May 8, 949 guests attended Diverse Power’s Annual Meeting of Members, including 824 registered consumer-members at the co-op’s LaGrange headquarters and 125 registered consumer-members at Cuthbert’s Pataula District office. Diverse Power President/CEO Wayne Livingston updated members on progress made in the Georgia General Assembly regarding rural broadband and the passing of Senate Bills SB
Operation Round Up cents turn into dollars
Operation Round Up turns consumer-members’ cents into dollars as 37 students were recently awarded scholarships by the Diverse Power Foundation. Headed by a nine-member volunteer board, the Foundation distributes funds raised through Operation Round Up®, Diverse Power’s philanthropic program, in which consumer-members round up their power bill to the next dollar with the extra change
Updating Pataula’s farmers
Diverse Power hosted its annual luncheon for Pataula District farmers on Jan. 18. The event brings the southwest Georgia cooperative’s senior staff and board of directors and proves to be a perfect way for farmers to communicate their needs to the co-op and for Diverse Power representatives to update farmers on improvements to the electric
April 8th is Lineman Appreciation Day
Many of Georgia’s electric cooperatives, including Diverse Power, are recognizing April 8th 2019 as Lineman Appreciation Day. These men and women work in the most extreme and, at times, extremely dangerous conditions. They venture out into terrible thunder and ice storms, knowing that thousands to millions of people depend on them to keep electricity flowing.
Diverse Power Service Awards presented
Another year brings new service awards to the Diverse Power family. Awards were recently presented to employees at its annual Celebration Luncheon held Dec. 20 at the cooperative’s headquarters in LaGrange. Employees were greeted with congratulations from President/CEO Wayne Livingston and applauded by all in attendance. Honored were, front row, from left, Anthony Talley (10
Space heater safety tips
• Buy space heaters that have been safety tested and have a tip-over shut-off feature. • Before using a space heater, it’s a good idea to make sure your smoke and CO2 detectors are working properly. • Use a space heater on a level, hard, nonflammable surface – NOT on carpet, furniture or a countertop.
Washington Youth Tour delegates wear Georgia Grown pride on their sleeves
The term “Georgia Grown” usually brings to mind something edible, perhaps peanuts, peaches or pecans. But it also refers to apparel, including Georgia Grown T-shirts, which were highly visible in the nation’s capital last June during the annual Washington Youth Tour (WYT). “We thought it would be special for our students to not just wear
Historic storm slams Pataula District
By Jackie Kennedy Hurricane Michael plowed through southwest Georgia Oct. 10, leaving trees toppled, homes destroyed and 90 percent of Diverse Power’s Pataula District without power. At the height of the historic storm, 210,000 members of multiple electric cooperatives in Georgia were in the dark after the crippling storm damaged transmission lines and substations that