The news you need to know in 5 minutes! Charity Shoot Raises $14,000 11.1% OCT 2014 Volume 65, No. 10 QUICK GUIDE THE 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: take control with pre-pay inside flap: new recipe Rundown} inside: on the back: security lights 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. 52 1 SWISS ARMY KNIFE DVD MOVIE RENTALS 1 PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES 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 7 DOZEN DONUTS 1 UGA GAME TICKET (INCLUDING SOFT DRINK, HOTDOG AND POPCORN 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. 48 GEORGIA Georgia Public Service Commission’s Summer 2014 Residential Rate Survey SONG DOWNLOADS FOOTBALL 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 Design by mPrint Design Studio 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. PrePay MBER ACCOUNT NU 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.
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