Our History

In 1937, individuals in several counties in Southwest Georgia partnered together to take part in the new rural electricity movement. Through their cooperation, these leaders created The Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation, a not-for-profit electric membership cooperative. Since its inception, Satilla REMC has grown to meet the needs of its nine-county service delivery area. The Board of Directors and the employees of Satilla REMC, are reminded of the founding partnerships with people in local communities as they constantly strive to meet the ever-changing needs of its current partners and members.

Overall, in Georgia, the 42 electric membership cooperatives serve 3.7 million residents and over 75,000 commercial and industrial customers. As a result of more than six decades of dedicated effort to improve the quality of life in rural America, many electric co-ops enjoy a value to their communities that goes beyond their ability to simply provide reliable light and heat. Communities depend on them for their economic initiatives, their civic leadership, and their commitment to local job creation.

A black and white historical photo of board members from Satilla EMC seated at a table. Seven men are seated and three are standing behind the group. All men are wearing suits and ties.A black and white photo of men raising an electric pole by hand with the use of longer poles. The electric pole leans at an angle as they raise it.A black and white photo of an old Satilla EMC service truckA black and white photo of a downed tree over a power line. A road is nearby with a truck in the background of the photo.

Our Mission

β€œTo be recognized as a company having the power to meet the changing needs and demands of our customers by providing superior energy and non-energy related products and services.”

Our Values and Our Commitment To You

We make quality of service our number one priority.
We excel in the areas of service, price, and performance.
We have a positive caring attitude, recognizing the value of each customer contact.
We perform our jobs to the best of our ability at all times, regardless of conditions.
We are leaders and supporting partners in the communities we serve.