What is a Co-op?
Hart EMC is an Electric Membership Cooperative. That means we are owned by the people we serve. In other words, people who receive their electricity from us own our company. This makes us a very unique company, and it makes your participation in our growth extremely important. The leadership you elect sets policies that put you first. Because we are owned by the people we serve – you, our valued customer, receive local, personal service from your friends and family. More
In the 1930’s electrification was a dream for most rural residents of Hart, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Banks, and Elbert Counties. Their dream was realized when Hart County EMC’s charter was obtained on November 20, 1937. The first Hart County EMC board meeting was held December 4, 1937. In 1938, the first 123 miles were built at a total cost of $100,000. In the following months and years up to the beginning of World War II, the cooperative continued to expand its services. In 1948, ten years after the first electric lines were energized; the cooperative had invested well over $1,000,000 to build 1,155 miles of line to bring electric service to 5,232 members. More
- Click here to download an electronic version of the Hart EMC Bylaws. These were adopted on February 21, 1991
- Click here to download an electronic version of the Hart EMC Service Rules and Regulations. These rules and regulations were adopted on June 21, 2007.
- Click here to download an electronic version of the Hart EMC Statement of Nondiscrimination.