On October 17, 2019, the Sawnee EMC Board of Directors voted to lower the monthly rate for eight (8) of the cooperative’s light emitting diode (LED) outdoor lighting fixtures. This rate reduction will become effective January 2, 2020.

Sawnee EMC’s staff recently completed an extensive review of the purchase and installation costs, as well as the monthly rates, for all outdoor light fixtures. It was determined that many of the LED rates could now be lowered to meet the demands of the members who prefer these fixtures.

“We are seeing more members each week requesting LED lights. Now, with the lower LED rates, we can more effectively meet this need,” states Blake House, Vice President of Member Services.  “The new rates help our members make a smooth transition from conventional lights, to LED lights, in most cases without seeing a monthly cost increase,” he added.

Currently, Sawnee EMC provides service to almost 43,000 outdoor lights and approximately 2,400 of these are LED fixtures. Sawnee first began offering LEDs to its membership in 2014. On average, LED lights use 67% less energy and produce an equivalent amount of light. Also, they require less ongoing maintenance. 

“The alignment of our LED rates has been an important project; one that we undertook because our members had a need,” states Michael A. Goodroe, President and CEO.  “Keeping our rates competitive, and aligned with our cost, is a key focus for our staff,” he adds. 

Members who currently have one of the applicable Sawnee EMC LED lights at their home or business, will be advised of the rate change via a letter. The new lower rates will go into effect January 2, 2020. 

Members wishing to install LED lights can call Sawnee’s Call Center and request a free quote on the type of LED light to meet their needs.   

If you have any questions about your Sawnee EMC account, feel free to call the Customer Call Center at (770) 887-2363, by email at customerservice@sawnee.com, by text at 678-999-8124 or chat from the homepage at www.sawnee.com.  

About Sawnee EMC

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 180,981 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $720 million, with energy sales of 3.7 billion kWh and annual revenue of $355 million. With a team of approximately 330 dedicated professionals and over 11,373 miles of distribution line, Sawnee always stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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