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Charity Shoot Raises
$14,000
11.1%
OCT 2014 Volume 65, No. 10
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For Breast Cancer Programs
Shooters at the annual Walton EMC Charity Shoot took aim
at 12,800 saucer-shaped discs of baked clay whizzing
through the sky on a recent summer morning. But their real
target was breast cancer.
Diane McClearen of Johns Creek was one of five
shotgun winners at the recent Walton EMC
Charity Shoot. Entrants also took home plaques,
knives and numerous door prizes as they helped
raise money for breast cancer programs.
Watch for the announcement of next
year’s shoot to be held in mid-August.
Held at Cherokee Rose Gun Club, a world-class sporting
clays venue, the shoot drew 32 teams from across Georgia
that competed for prizes and enjoyed a barbeque lunch.
Proceeds from the event go to the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for
Breast Cancer and stay inside the state. Funds help provide
screening, early detection, counseling, education and
support services to those battling the disease.
In only its fourth year, the annual Charity Sporting Clays
Shoot organized by Walton EMC employees has raised
more than $45,000.
Security Lights
Brighten Dark Nights
Longer nights are right around the corner.
A security light from your co-op is a great idea.
Five reasons why you need a Walton EMC security light:
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SAVINGS?
second annual
WHAT WILL YOU
DO WITH YOUR
It’s time again to dream about what the average Walton EMC
customer-owner can buy with the money they saved in only one month.
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3. Economical. You pay one low monthly fee for the
pole, fixture, wiring and energy.
WHEN WE’RE AVAILABLE
Power Outages and Emergencies > 24/7
Call Center > M–F, 7A–7P
Business Offices > M–F, 8A–5P
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4. Convenient. No need to carry a flashlight when
you take the dog outside.
5. Secure. Good lighting discourages undesirable
activities around your home and keeps your
family safer.
Call us today at 770-267-2505 to schedule your security light installation.
©2014. Walton EMC is a customer-owned power company. That means our cooperative focuses on service, not profit. We serve more than 120,000 accounts in Athens-Clarke,
Barrow, DeKalb, Greene, Gwinnett, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale and Walton Counties.
Our subsidiaries supply natural gas and security services.
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Georgia Public Service Commission’s Summer 2014 Residential
Rate Survey
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Data based on 2,000 kilowatt-hour/month use and a savings of $62.62 over Georgia Power. This is the closest
survey level to the average Walton EMC customer-owner’s electricity use in July 2014 (1,997 kWh), the date of the
PSC Study. kWh is the unit we use to measure the energy you buy from us. One kWh will power an average
refrigerator for two to three hours.
Out of 94 utilities surveyed statewide including EMCs, government-owned utilities and Georgia Power, Walton EMC was
the 19th lowest. Walton EMC was $84.67 lower that the state’s highest utility. Walton EMC’s previous years’ rankings:
2009 – 46; 2011 – 28; 2013 – 16.
Walton EMC is ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction
among Midsize Utilities in the South” –J.D. Power
IF YOUR POWER IS OUT
770.267.2505
waltonemc.com > Report an Outage
FIND US
Phone 770.267.2505
In person Monroe – 842 US Hwy. 78
Snellville – 3645 Lenora Church Rd.
Watkinsville – 2061-D Hog Mountain Rd.
Web waltonemc.com
Facebook facebook.com/waltonemc
Twitter twitter.com/waltonemc
YouTube youtube.com/user/emctv
1. Worry-free. We do the climbing, replace bulbs and
keep your light shining night after night.
2. Automatic. Our lights turn on and off with the
sun. No more arriving to a dark home because
you forgot to turn on the light before you left.
waltonemc.com
EMC LEADERS
CEO Ronnie Lee
Sr. VP Corporate Services
Russell DeLong
Sr. VP Engineering & Operations Ron Marshall
Sr. VP Power Supply Robert Rentfrow
Sr. VP Finance Marsha Shumate
Board Chair Dan Chelko
Board Vice Chair Michael Lowder
Board Sec./Treas. Tommy Adcock
Board Members Johnny Allgood, Warren Few,
Mary Ann Hartman, Sam Simonton, Jim Whitley,
Bobby Williams
Comm. Coordinator Greg Brooks, MCC, CCC
Comm. Representative Savannah Chandler, MCC
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NEED NATURAL GAS SERVICE?
770.GAS.HEAT > waltonemcgas.com
NEED SECURITY SERVICE?
770.963.0305 > emcsecurity.com
Walton EMC received the highest numerical score among midsize utilities in the
South in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer
Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 104,460 online interviews ranking 30
providers in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA). Proprietary
study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in
July 2013-May 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
RECIPE
Swap
Announcing a new payment option
from Walton EMC!
How do I know when I need to buy more electricity?
You’ll receive alerts by email or text when your account
balance reaches a dollar amount you set.
What if my account runs low?
PrePay participants
do not pay late,
collection or
reconnection fees!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
1 16-ounce package
pound cake mix
3 eggs
2 tablespoons
margarine,
melted
4 teaspoons
pumpkin
pie spice
using the
myWaltonEMC
smartphone app
logging on to
mywaltonemc.com
calling
770.267.8409
If my balance runs out, how quickly does my power come
back on once I pay?
1 8-ounce package
cream cheese,
softened
1 14-ounce can
Eagle Brand milk
1 16-ounce can
pumpkin
You’ll receive an alert by the
method you select and at the
amount you set, giving you time
to buy more electricity. If your
PrePay balance reaches zero,
your service is subject to
immediate disconnection.
Purchasing more power is quick
and easy, even at night and on
weekends. You must purchase
enough to bring theaccount to
at least a $20 balance.
You can check your account
at any time by:
Reconnection occurs quickly and automatically usually within
15 minutes, 24/7.
What is PrePay?
Try this dessert with a
distinct fall twist.
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixer
bowl on low speed, combine cake mix, 1 egg,
margarine and 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
until crumbly. Press into bottom of 15 X
10-inch jellyroll pan.
In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until
fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed
milk, remaining two eggs, pumpkin, 2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix
well and pour over crust.
Sprinkle with nuts and bake 30 to 35
minutes. Cool, chill and cut into bars. Store in
refrigerator.
Thanks! to XXX of XXX, for sharing this
recipe. The recipes featured are not independently tested, so
we depend on the accuracy of the cooks sending them. Always
use safe food handling, preparation and cooking procedures
from recognized experts.
Share! If you have a great recipe you’ve
prepared and want to share with other Walton
EMC customer-owners, we’d love to have it. If
we use your recipe, you’ll win a prize!
Mail to Walton EMC, Attn: Recipes,
P.O. Box 260, Monroe, GA, 30655 or
email to [email protected]
PrePay is pay-as-you-go electricity. Instead of
receiving a monthly bill after the fact, you set the
payment plan and amounts that fit your budget.
PrePay gives you control over your energy costs and
is available to most residential customer-owners.
What does it cost to participate in PrePay?
How much should I keep in my PrePay account?
There is no extra cost required for participating in
PrePay. You must have at least $50 in your energy
account to begin.
It’s up to you. PrePay is especially designed to fit your budget.
Buy enough to last until payday or the next several months.
Is there a deposit required?
How does PrePay work?
1. Put money in your
account in advance
of electricity use.
2. Every day, we
calculate the value
of the energy you
use and subtract
that amount from
your balance.
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3. When the balance
gets to a level you set,
we send an alert to let you know it’s time
to put more money on your account.
You’re in control of how much electricity you use and
how much and when you pay for it.
Is PrePay right for me?
PrePay accounts are self-managed. PrePay may be
right for you if:
• It’s easier for you to make weekly or bi-weekly
advance payments.
Any existing deposit will be
applied to your PrePay account. If
you have an outstanding balance,
ask about our catch-up plan
where portions of your payments
are applied to that balance until
paid in full.
Are there any fees with
PrePay?
PrePay participants do not pay
collection, reconnection or late fees. If
your account gets disconnected, you must bring your
energy balance to at least $20 before reconnection.
How do I make a PrePay payment?
During regular business hours at our Snellville,
Monroe or Watkinsville offices OR 24 hours a day at:
Can I still have a security light and participate in Operation
Round Up?
Yes. Items like these are prorated and a portion of your
payment goes to satisfy them.
Will I lose my capital credits on PrePay?
No. You will continue to accrue capital credits based on the
amount of business you do with Walton EMC.
Can I switch back to a standard account if I find PrePay is
not right for me?
Take Advantage
of Money-Saving
Rebates
Upgrading your existing
home? These rebates from
your co-op save money
and help the environment.
Residential Rebates – Existing Homes
Electric Water Heater $200/unit
(at least 40 gallons, replaces fossil fuel)
Marathon Water Heater $200/unit
(purchased from WEMC,
installed on our lines)
Electric Heat Pump**
$200/unit
(replaces fossil fuel)
Heat Pump
Water Heater
$200/home
Waste Heat
Recovery
$200/home
Yes.
How do I get started?
Come by our Snellville, Monroe or Watkinsville offices and
speak with one of our friendly customer service
representatives for all the details.
Call us
today for all
the details.
• mywaltonemc.com
• myWaltonEMC smartphone app
• 770-267-8409.
• You want to pay several months in advance.
Will I receive a bill?
• You’re interested in closely monitoring your
energy use.
No. You only receive balance alerts.
*Water heater rebates may be combined.
**Must meet minimum efficiency requirements.
Dual-fuel systems not eligible.