TUCKER, Ga. (April 18, 2017) – Charles R. Fendley of Jasper, Ga. was recently re-elected as chairman of the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) Board of Directors. Fendley has served on the board since 1996 both as chairman and as a member director. He also is Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation’s chairman of the board.
During the Fendley’s 21-year tenure, GTC has:
- Completed more than 3,100 transmission projects, including 830 miles of transmission lines, 240 substations and its first solar generation interconnections;
- Consistently improved reliability and achieved record low numbers for both the frequency and duration of power outages;
- Earned two “best place to work” designations from Georgia Trend magazine and one from the Atlanta Business Chronicle; and
- Implemented new processes and procedures to achieve full compliance with Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.
“During the next three years, GTC plans to invest more than $500 million in our transmission system to fortify the electric power grid and ensure reliability,” said Fendley. “The strong partnership between Georgia Transmission Corporation and Amicalola EMC will help ensure reliable electric service for our members as demand grows.”
The GTC Board of Directors elected directors at its 2017 annual meeting of members late March and elected officers at its board meeting in mid-April, both held in Atlanta, Ga. Also elected as GTC officers for one-year terms were Steve E. Rawl, Sr., vice chairman of the board, and Otis Jones, secretary-treasurer. Rawl is a GTC member director and is first vice president of Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation. Jones also is a GTC member director and serves as chairman of the board of Jackson EMC.
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), owns more than 3,200 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 700 substations. These facilities deliver power to Georgia’s EMCs, including Okefenoke REMC, which serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia’s population (4.1 million). For more information, visit gatrans.com.