04 Nov 2022

Members Assist ECG With Extending Training Grounds at the ECG Jeff Cook Training Center in Adel.

ECG Training and Safety Comprehensive Underground School equips utility workers with the skills necessary to operate, maintain, and repair an underground electrical system safely. Today’s congested underground environments require utility workers to be properly trained to work safely on critical infrastructure. To adequately prepare utility workers with this skill set, ECG acquired some help from its… Read more »

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02 Nov 2022

CleanSpark Hosts Media and Dignitary Day at Bitcoin Mining Facility in Norcross

CleanSpark, a sustainable bitcoin mining and energy technology company, hosted a Media and Dignitary Ribbon Cutting ceremony today at its state-of-the-art, immersion-cooled bitcoin mining facility in Norcross, GA. The ceremony was followed by guided tours of the facility where attendees could ask questions, take pictures and videos, see the inner workings of the bitcoin mining facility… Read more »

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06 Sep 2022

The City of Sylvester’s Leadership team begins Strategic Planning

SYLVESTER – September 6, 2022 – The City of Sylvester’s leadership team has begun a strategic planning process with Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) through its Edge Development Certification Program. Over the next couple of months, the community leadership group will discuss what they have learned throughout the educational component, conduct a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses,… Read more »

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21 Jun 2022

2022 ECG Engineering & Operations Conference Highlights

The 2022 ECG Engineering and Operations (E&O) Conference was held June 8-10, 2022, at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. The first ECG E&O Conference to be held since 2019 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the gap in hosting the conference, members and business partners still had excellent attendance and participation. It was good to see those… Read more »

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14 Jun 2022

Three ECG Member Utilities & Individuals Win National Public Power Awards

Twenty-Three individuals and eight utilities were recognized for service to the American Public Power Association and the public power industry during APPA’s National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Three of those winners were ECG Member Utilities and Leaders. According to APPA’s Press Release, the following individuals and utilities were recipients of the following awards. James D…. Read more »

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23 Mar 2022

Crypto Mining…A Community’s Success Story.

What’s all the buzz around Crypto Mining? This term has become a norm in conversations surrounding banking, economic development, cybersecurity, and digital platforms, to name a few, and a heavy topic of discussions among ECG Members. It has caused a bit of skepticism surrounding the risks involved; however, for others, it has become a breath… Read more »

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07 Jan 2022

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

ECG is distributing this information to its Members in support of the efforts by the American Public Power Association (APPA) to assist public power communities suffering from energy poverty. APPA is asking its members to consider signing a letter in support of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The letter is the annual… Read more »

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10 Dec 2021

ECG Annual Meeting Built Bridges

The 2021 ECG Annual Meeting held December 6-7 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, was one for the books. This was the first Annual Meeting we hosted since the Pandemic. Attendees raved throughout the two days about the insightful and inspiring content the keynote speaker, business partners, and ECG experts provided. The attendance was record-breaking,… Read more »

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19 Nov 2021

Walmart and Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc. Members Solidify Public Power Solar Initiative in Georgia

Walmart and 14 Electric Cities of Georgia Members signed a Renewable Energy Customer Agreement (RECA) designed to supply 26 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar power guided by Walmart’s renewable energy strategies. John Giles, ECG’s President, and CEO personally thanked each member’s leadership for participating in this initiative to bring Solar Power generation to our Public… Read more »

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18 Feb 2021

ECG Purchases Land in Newnan Industrial Park

History in the Making For several years, ECG has discussed purchasing land and building its state-of-the-art facility to lessen nonproprietary risks and enhance Training and Safety Services to meet the electric industry’s ever-evolving skillsets’ demands. In recent weeks, ECG staff met with all 52 Members to get feedback on purchasing land and input on the… Read more »

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09 Feb 2021

Tantalus is now publicly traded in Canada

Dear Tantalus Community, It’s a fascinating time for Tantalus and our thriving user community of public power and electric cooperative utilities. In conjunction with recently announcing the closing of a Qualifying Transaction with RiseTech Capital Corp, a Capital Pool Company publicly-traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”), I am extremely excited to announce on behalf of our… Read more »

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05 Jan 2021

LaGrange Negotiating Solar Power Deal With Local Walmart Store

MEAG Power is in current development of the necessary agreements for any of their 49 Public Power Communities to participate in a Wholesale Purchased Power Contract (PPC) that will provide cost-effective Solar Power output for their communities renewable strategies via a 20-Year Solar Purchased Power Agreement (SPPA) relationship MEAG Power will have with a Solar… Read more »

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02 Oct 2020

Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc. Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts in Response to Hurricane Laura

Atlanta, Georgia (September 30, 2020) — Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc. (ECG) has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its support in electric power restoration efforts for Hurricane Laura. On August 26, 2020, ECG Training and Safety Director, Brandon Wylie, and Training and Safety Specialist, Calvin Vallee led 13… Read more »

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18 Sep 2020

It’s an exciting time for Tantalus

A Message from Peter Londa Dear Tantalus Community, It’s an exciting time for Tantalus. Our recent news encompasses several impressive developments — Tantalus’ intent to merge with RiseTech Capital Corp. and join the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada, the recent addition of 16 new utilities to our customer community, and the appointment of our new… Read more »

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18 Aug 2020

Are You Taking Advantage of the CARES Act – Coronavirus Relief Fund?

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act established a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to provide financial resources to State, Local and Tribal governments navigating the impact of COVID-19. The State of Georgia is… Read more »

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29 May 2020

ECG is Global

Given the uncertainty of times during the COVID-19 pandemic there is one thing for sure; ECG’s brand can be spotted anywhere at anytime. Our strategic partnerships, good wholesome business relationships and affiliations have spread globally. Hugo Hodge, Jr., Executive VP, GM Caribbean Basin for Tantalus was spotted in the U.S. Virgin Islands representing ECG. Weeks… Read more »

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20 Apr 2020

CISA releases Version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance

CISA releases Version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released Version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers list. This iteration includes a reorganization of the section around Healthcare and Public Health and more detail to clarify essential workers; emphasis for Emergency Medical Services workers; and adds… Read more »

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16 Jan 2020

Cybersecurity Alert!

In ECG’s ongoing efforts to share relevant cybersecurity news with our communities, we would like to make you aware of a critical notification sent out by the National Security Agency this week. The statement relates to January security patches from Microsoft that address several vulnerabilities that pose significant risk to any organization running Windows client… Read more »

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16 Jan 2020

Cybersecurity Alert!

In ECG’s ongoing efforts to share relevant cybersecurity news with our communities, we would like to make you aware of a critical notification sent out by the National Security Agency this week. The statement relates to January security patches from Microsoft that address several vulnerabilities that pose significant risk to any organization running Windows client… Read more »

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16 Dec 2019

2019 ECG Annual Meeting

The 2019 ECG Annual Meeting was held at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee December 9-10th. John Giles, President & CEO kicked the meeting off with the State of the Organization. Giles spoke very highly of the organization’s core values and the tenacity of the Staff to incorporate those values in offering progressive and expert resources… Read more »

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20 Nov 2019

ECG & MEAG SPONSORS LEADERSHIP GEORGIA

Leadership Georgia consist of approximately 60 diverse participants across the state of Georgia. These annually selected participants visit five of Georgia communities to learn about issues affecting the state with an expectation to actively put their ideas and skills to work. From the beginning until now, this program has become one of the most successful… Read more »

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07 Nov 2019

Tantalus Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Representatives of rural cooperatives and municipal utilities from across North America gathered in Memphis this week for an annual user conference hosted by Tantalus, a purpose-driven company that focuses exclusively on this critical market segment, to discuss their unique challenges, celebrate shared successes and explore smart grid and AMI solutions that help keep their local… Read more »

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28 Oct 2019

Interactive Utility Communications provides utility solutions for ECG Members

Interactive Utility Communications (IUC), an ECG Strategic Partner understands how to assist utilities through providing Call Services, Dispatching, Disconnections & Re-connections and Notifications. Tailoring services to the specific needs of each utility, IUC have proven results of success and a list of testimonials to attest to the value and efficiency of their services. In 2018… Read more »

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18 Nov 2022

ECG Sells Property to Local Developers

ECG acquired 11 acres of industrial property in the South Newnan Industrial Park in February 2021 to build a state-of-the-art training facility. The ECG Board of Directors unanimously voted to sell its 11 acres of industrial property after much strategic planning and discussion with Executive Staff on the direction of ECG for its members. Walter… Read more »

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09 Sep 2022

Tantalus Delivers 3 Millionth Intelligent Endpoint to Public Power and Electric Cooperative Utilities

Tantalus Delivers 3 Millionth Intelligent Endpoint to Public Power and Electric Cooperative Utilities Connected Devices Deliver Next-Generation Smart Grid Solutions and Data-Driven Applications to Help Utilities Modernize, Digitize and Improve Resiliency BURNABY, BC – September 6, 2022 – Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID), a smart grid technology company focused on helping build the utility of the… Read more »

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08 Feb 2022

Tantalus Systems Announces 2021 Business Highlights with Strong Momentum Heading into 2022

BURNABY, BC – February 8, 2022 –Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) (“Tantalus” or the “Company”), a company focused on helping build sustainable utilities for the future, is pleased to announce 2021 operating and preliminary financial results for 2021 along with an improving outlook going into 2022 as utilities accelerate smart grid investments. “We are extremely pleased… Read more »

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12 Jan 2022

More ECG News

IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW, CHECK IT OUT… ECG 101 Presentation. The ECG 101 is a dive into the history and services of ECG. This presentation is offered at all ECG Conferences and the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend one of them, we are happy to assist you by presenting the ECG 101… Read more »

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