Georgia Magazine - September 2020 - 14

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News from Georgia's electric co-ops * Compiled by Amy Schneider

Georgia co-ops recognized for
communications excellence

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everal Georgia electric membership cooperatives
(EMCs) earned honors in the 2020 Spotlight on Excellence Awards. These are the highest communications
awards distributed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in Arlington, Va., and recognize
outstanding work produced by electric co-op communications and marketing professionals from throughout the
country.
Below are the Georgia co-ops that earned awards. The
full list of winners can be found at cooperative.com.

Best Internal News Publication
Gold award: Chellie Phillips, Coweta-Fayette EMC,
Palmetto
Silver award: Brittany Shadix, Carroll EMC, Carrollton
Silver award: Jennie Lacey, Flint Energies, Reynolds
Best Special Publication, Large
Silver award: Jennie Lacey, Flint Energies

COURTESY CARROLL EMC

Best External News Publication
Silver award: Kathryn Green, Southern Rivers Energy,
Barnesville
Silver award: Kerri Testement, Jackson EMC, Jefferson

Brittany Shadix of Carroll EMC earned a silver award for the co-op's
newsletter, The Hardhat Herald.

Most Innovative Use of Digital Communication
Gold award: Kerri Testement, Jackson EMC

Cobb EMC, Gas South open Solar Garden to public

PAMELA DABROWA PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Smartflowers on Cobb EMC's and Gas
South's Marietta campus move to track the
sun throughout the day for optimal solar
power.

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Georgia Magazine

September 2020

n June 12, Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) and Gas South
officially opened to the public their new and innovative Solar Garden
on the Marietta campus.
Three 18-foot solar flowers have been installed along Highway 41 as a part of
the larger solar energy and battery storage project on the campus. These Smartflowers are designed to track the sun across the sky throughout the day, creating
the best angles for maximum efficiency.
The 6,000-square-foot garden includes educational signage about solar
energy, battery storage and electric vehicles (EVs). The garden also has an EV fast
charger for public use via the ChargePoint app. These projects help the cooperative learn how to better support members through clean, renewable energy.
Admission is free, and schools and organizations are encouraged to contact
Cobb EMC to host a learning event in the garden, which is open from dawn until
dusk. Visitors are encouraged to share their photos in the Solar Garden with the
hashtag #FLRPWR ("flower power").
The project also gained national attention. A story about the Smartflowers
was published on the website of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Arlington, Va. To read that story, go to electric.coop/georgia-cobb-emcsolar-energy-garden.
For more information, visit cobbemc.com/garden.


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