This is a monopoly operation running ads promoting how great it is to ratepayers who have no other choice of electric power provider. On that point, no doubt the working people of Cobb EMC do great work. This isn’t about them.
And it isn’t about selling more and better electric service in a competitive market because there is no competition.
Could it possibly have something to do with the elections that will/may/might be held for new directors if the clique running the EMC ever runs out of litigation roadblocks? The delay continues indefinitely since the EMC management’s lawyer has said an appeal will be taken to the Georgia Supreme Court from a state appeals court decision blocking the EMC’s unilateral bylaw changes. Those changes were made contrary to an agreement specifying that plaintiff-members, not management, would control the director elections process. The way the appellate panel described it, the EMC management modified “the voting procedures in a manner contrary to the plain and unambiguous terms agreed upon by the parties.”
One of the bylaw changes would have authorized proxy voting, something never used since Cobb EMC was formed in 1938. That would allow the EMC management to collect proxy votes in favor of its choices for directors and retain power.
And that’s what the feel-good TV ads are all about: keeping the EMC ruling clique in power — at the expense of the ratepayers.