Back in the Day…
Although electricity was available in the 1880s, rural regions rarely had access. Thankfully, the establishment of the Rural Electrification Administration in 1936 empowers people to purchase power as a community. Thus, electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are born.
During a time of fuel shortages and high prices, 39 EMCs establish Oglethorpe Power Corporation, a not-for-profit cooperative, to own and operate power plants and transmission infrastructure on behalf of the EMCs.
Always forward-thinking, Oglethorpe Power Corporation divides into three separate not-for-profits, each equipped to support different parts of the power grid. Georgia Transmission is established to manage the transmission infrastructure.
Georgia Transmission expands its operations and facilities with a continued focus on serving local communities. These efforts lead to a new industry record for the lowest number of outages per EMC member.
Today & Beyond
A national leader in electricity transmission excellence, Georgia Transmission continues to partner with local EMCs and provide Georgia with reliable, affordable energy.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sr. Vice President Transmission Policy
David Van Winkle
Sr. Vice President Operations and Maintenance
Vice President Human Resources
Vice President Project Services
Vice President General Auditor/Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer
Vice President System Planning
Charles R. Fendley
Chairman Member Director
Sr. Vice Chairman Member Director
Otis P. Jones
Secretary-Treasurer Member Director