Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Registration for the meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.
The business session will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will contain reports on the operation of the cooperative during the past year, as well as information concerning ongoing projects and future challenges for the organization.
Additional highlights include the election of directors, presentation of employee service awards and door prizes for lucky members in attendance.
Ice cream will be served to all attendees after adjournment of the meeting.
Excelsior EMC, an electrical distribution cooperative, serves more than 22,250 consumers in parts of eight southeast Georgia counties across 3,275 miles of power line.
Counties served include Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins and Tattnall. Annual kilowatt hour sales exceeded 384 million kilowatts in 2015.
The Georgia Public Service Commission's Winter 2016 Residential Rate Survey indicated that Excelsior was among the lowest cost providers of electricity among Georgia Power and 40 other electric cooperatives throughout the state.
At the 1,000 kilowatts usage level, Excelsior ranked second lowest in the state; at 1,500 kilowatts, fourth lowest, and at 2,000 kilowatts, fourth lowest. The average sized home with 1,500- to 1,800-square feet of living area will use approximately 1,500 to 2,000 kilowatts per month when heating and cooling is required.
Excelsior EMC's headquarters office is located in Metter, and a branch office is located in Statesboro. The Metter office will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the Statesboro office will close at 11:30 a.m. the day of the annual meeting.