I read with interest an MDJ story by reporter Brandon Wilson regarding the ongoing legal battles of Cobb EMC and was appalled to discover that Cobb EMC is now counter-suing the original plaintiffs.
As a Cobb EMC customer myself for the past 11 years, I've become increasingly concerned with the management and lack of public oversight for the company.
I would like to point out that the Rural Electrification Act, providing the basis for the formation of EMCs, is now 75 years old. What was rural back then are now the suburbs throughout most of the United States.
Perhaps a simple solution would be to convert Cobb EMC from an EMC over to an investor-owned electric utility, and let the Georgia Public Service Commission acquire jurisdiction over its operations. Cobb EMC effectively acts as an investor-owned utility today, except in Cobb's case it's getting all the tax benefits of an EMC.
George M. Ellenburg