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Free efficiency kits to first 50 customers at Snapping Shoals EMC

In honor of Earth Day, Snapping Shoals EMC is giving away a free energy efficiency kit to the first 50 customers who visit the main office on Friday, April 22, and sign up for a free home energy audit from the co-op. The kits, which include items such as caulk and compact florescent bulbs, provide useful resources to help customers conserve energy in their homes. The main office is located at 14750 Brown Bridge Road, Covington.

Snapping Shoals EMC’s free home energy audits usually last 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the home, and include a walk-through inspection of the home’s insulation, air infiltration areas (windows and doors) and attic ventilation by SSEMC employees. A letter including recommendations for making the home more energy efficient are mailed to the member following the audit. Recommendations include no-cost and low-cost improvements, such as switching to CFLs, to improvements requiring a larger investment, which have a much bigger payback. SSEMC members interested in making their homes more energy efficient should call 770-786-3484 to schedule a free home energy audit. Audits are scheduled Mondays through Fridays on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Snapping Shoals EMC is also a part of Green Power EMC, a partnership of 39 electric membership corporations in Georgia formed to facilitate the procurement of renewable energy sources for its members. Green Power EMC utilizes resources such as biomass, solar, wind and water to generate electricity.

Green Power EMC was launched as the first renewable energy program in Georgia and is now one of the largest renewable energy programs in the southeastern United States. Since its inception in 2001, Green Power EMC has generated 125 million kilowatt-hours of green energy, providing the same environmental benefits as taking 125,000 cars off Georgia's roads, or planting 176,000 acres in trees. Currently, GPEMC generates green power from one landfill gas-to-electricity facility, a low-impact hydro facility, one wood waste biomass plant and our Sun Power for Schools program. Further, GPEMC maintains ongoing research projects for both solar and wind power. For more information on Green Power EMC, visit

Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is a consumer-owned electric cooperative providing electric service to approximately 95,000 homes and businesses in Newton, Rockdale and Henry counties. Portions of DeKalb, Butts, Walton, Morgan and Jasper counties are also included. For more information, call (770) 786-3484 or visit