This co-op supplies energy to more than 118,000 residential, business and industrial accounts in 10 northeast Georgia counties. Our mission is to provide reliable energy and electric services - delivered efficiently, with extraordinary customer care.
The cooperative owns three subsidiaries. Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Walton EMC Natural Gas, provides natural gas to residential and business customers throughout Georgia. EMC Security, a joint venture with Jackson EMC and GreyStone Power, offers residential and commercial security services and residential home technology. Our third subsidiary is Doyle I LLC, a natural gas-fired electricity generating plant.History
Walton EMC was formed in 1936 when seven community leaders each gave $1 toward the organizational expenses of the co-op, which would provide electricity to residents in rural northeast Georgia. Investor-owned utilities figured it wasn't profitable enough to run lines through these areas because the customer base was sparse. That meant local residents had to do it themselves.
That sparse country grew into the suburbs of today. But the idea of a customer-owned electric company is as viable now as it was then.