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Lineman Appreciation Day: Meet Renee' Nickles of Albany

In honor of Lineman Appreciation Day, ECG is happy to introduce you to Renee’ Nickles. A “Linewoman” employed by the City of Albany as the Light Superintendent since October 2018. She manages a staff of 40 employees and maintains 52 circuits serving approximately 35,000 customers. This task may seem a bit overwhelming for some but with her extensive history in Linework, Renee shows up daily eager to make a difference in the community she now serves. When asked, “What made you decide...



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Shared Success: The Utility's Role in Economic Development

Businesses want to keep energy costs down and utilities want to see load grow. That’s the bottom line in economic development. But that’s not all there is to it. Communities and businesses have varying goals that require a careful match to find the right fit. To help grow and improve their communities, public power utilities are playing a bigger role in economic development programs, and site selectors are welcoming their input. Why Utilities Should be Involved “All economic...



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2018 ECG Annual Meeting

The 2018 ECG Annual Meeting was a great success with a significant number of Member Commuities participating. John Giles, CEO & President of ECG kicked off the meeting with the State of the Organization. His presentation was followed by Member Participants listening to presentations on trending industry topics such as CyberSecurity, Blockchain Technology, Edge Development and Leadership. A Small Cell Panel with representation from the State, AT&T and the City of Monroe sparked great dialogue...



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2018 Foreman & Supervisor Conferece was a Success!

The 2018 ECG Foreman & Supervisor Conference was a complete success! Thanks to the participation and attendance of ECG Members, Vendors and Guest Speakers. This conference served as a platform to educate and update our members on hot topics and the latest trends in the utility industry. It also served as a great avenue to network with peers and see on hand demonstrations of industry tools and equipment. Dr. Mark Taylor presented a very riveting presentation on leadership basics and...



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What are attendees saying about the ECG ED Summit?

What are attendees saying about the ECG ED Summit? At the 2018 ECG Economic Development Summit we asked attendees, “What does the Summit mean to you?” Each year we present an array of topics including best practices and new and innovative ideas to support our members economic development efforts. Click here to read more



"Creating a Culture of Safety: Immersing the Team" - by Jessica Porter

Electric Cities of Georgia works with 67 city utilities in Georgia and Florida to provide training and safety expertise. Jon Beasley, director of training and safety for ECG, recommends utilities work with a third party to get a broader perspective on safety. “If you don’t have an outside person come in, habits often get repeated in a utility, and they don’t recognize a habit as bad until something bad happens,” Beasley said. ECG combines training and updates for a holistic approach...



Locate South GeorgiaLEADS Graduates First Class of Leaders Dedicated to Impact, Growth

Americus, GA | March 22, 2017 The inaugural class of Locate South GeorgiaLEADS presented by Electric Cities of Georgia graduated last week in Albany-Dougherty County at the Flint RiverQuarium Thursday night on March 16, following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered seven visits to South Georgia communities to better understand the economic and growth needs of the region. The graduation ceremony, sponsored by the Georgia Power Company, was hosted by the...



Marvair Acquires Eubank Wallmount from National Coil Company

CORDELE, GA. | March 17, 2017 Marvair and National Coil Company (NCC) are pleased to announce that the Marvair Division of Airxcel, Inc. has acquired the Eubank Wallmount product family from NCC. Thanks to the support of their customers, National Coil Company has enjoyed significant growth in both the Eubank Wallmount business and the refrigeration business in recent years. In order to further enhance NCC's strong market position in refrigeration, the sale of Eubank allows NCC the...