Green Power

Green Power

Central Georgia EMC participates in environmentally friendly green power through Green Power EMC, which is comprised of Central Georgia EMC and 38 other electric cooperatives.   As a member of Green Power EMC, Central Georgia EMC offers electricity generated from biomass; specifically methane gas reclaimed from the Taylor County landfill. 


When garbage decomposes in a landfill, a gas is produced.  The gas consists of methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, and non-methane organic compounds. Methane is considered a dangerous greenhouse gas. In a landfill, the harmful methane is destroyed by being burnt in a flare.  Landfills are built with wells and underground pipes to draw the gas to the flare. 

Landfill power stations tap into the well and underground pipe structure to collect the gas.  The collected gas is burnt in a combustion unit, similar to an automobile engine, which drives a generator, producing electricity.  The electricity is then run through a transformer to convert to a proper voltage and then exported onto the power grid.

Energy generated through Green Power EMC is transmitted through the power grid and sold to residential, commercial, and industrial customer-owners in 150-killowatt hour blocks.  Each block adds $4.50 to a customer's monthly power bill.  The cost for green power is slightly higher than that created from usual sources due to the cost of the technologies involved. 

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Certified Green Power

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Green Power Program is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions.  Learn more at

The Green-e Energy logo helps consumers easily identify environmentally superior renewable energy options.

Green-e Energy was established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions to provide information and an objective standard for consumers to compare renewable energy options, and to verify that consumers get what they pay for.

Central Georgia EMC voluntarily accepts and supports the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct and Customer Disclosure Requirements and independent verification methods. Green-e Energy assures customers that Participants portray their Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy option accurately. The Green-e Energy logo shown here can only be used with renewable energy options like this one that promise to meet Green-e Energy’s high standards of environmental and marketing integrity.


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