Coastal Electric Cooperative belongs to and works with a number of related professional organizations. Sharing information and advancements with members of these groups is vital to keeping our standards high and our knowledge of innovations and developments in the fields of electric power and related areas up-to-date and even ahead of the curve.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Coastal Electric Cooperative is a member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a national trade organization representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. NRECA’s nearly 900 member cooperatives serve over 21 million businesses, homes, schools, and farms in 48 states across 56% of the nation’s landmass.

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Our state trade association is Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC), serving Georgia’s electric cooperatives. Through GEMC, all of Georgia’s electric cooperatives pool their resources to gain strength and efficiency on issues common to electric cooperatives. GEMC is the publisher of GEORGIA Magazine, which is sent to our members monthly. The power we deliver to our members is purchased from Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Energy Cooperative. That energy is delivered over the state’s network of integrated transmission lines and substations by Georgia Transmission Corporation.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

Connecting the people of America’s electric cooperatives to benefit members and their communities makes Touchstone Energy Cooperatives different from traditional power companies. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives represents a nationwide alliance of member-owned electric co-ops, including yours. Collectively, it delivers power and energy solutions to more than 750 unified local electric cooperatives across 46 states, forming the largest electric utility in the country.

Green Power EMC

Green Power EMC is a partnership of 28 Georgia electric membership cooperatives who through working together have given Georgia residents the state’s first choice of “green” electricity. EMCs are consumer-owned utilities that provide energy and other value-added services to their members at cost. The Green Power EMC members represent more than three million Georgia homes, businesses, factories, and farms.

Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power Corporation is owned by and serves nearly all of the Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) across Georgia, which, in turn, provide retail electric service to millions of Georgians.

Georgia Transmission Corporation

Nearly all of the state’s electric cooperatives (EMCs) own Georgia Transmission Corporation, which plans, builds, and maintains the transmission system of thousands of miles of power lines and hundreds of substations. The company also jointly owns and plans Georgia’s thousands of miles of transmission lines and substations with Georgia Power, MEAG Power, and Dalton Utilities.