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Utilities

An essential competitive edge.

Keeping utility costs low and capacity high, Cook County positions business and industry to enjoy the high productivity and profitability necessary for bottom-line competitiveness.

 

Water:

While other locales in Georgia have to cope with restricted water resources, Cook County offers a powerful asset in a municipally supplied, low-cost, high capacity water system, with 9 million gallons of available capacity per day.  For agricultural processors and other industries, this is a crucial competitive advantage.

 

Electricity:

Cook County has acted strategically to provide the best possible electrical service and rates for businesses and residents, and that has meant choosing publicly provided power. Supported by a membership in Electric Cities of Georgia, Adel is one of the 49 communities supplying power through wholesale energy from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), a community-owned, not-for-profit entity with a 566-megawatt capacity. Public power for residential users, on average, costs 14% less than investor-owned power and 9% less for commercial users.

Cook County commercial users of large loads (900 kw or larger) also enjoy an added option: the availability of customer choice, allowing users to select one of three providers—the City of Adel/MEAG Power; Colquitt EMC, another not-for-profit, member-owned Georgia electric cooperative; and Georgia Power, a major regional utility owned by the Southern Company, the fourth largest utility company in the U.S.

 

Gas:

The City of Adel also offers publicly provided gas and is a member of Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG), the largest non-profit natural gas joint action agency in the U.S., serving customers not only in Georgia, but also in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.

"Natural gas costs in China are nearly four times higher than in the United States ($14.00 compared to $3.94)." Source: NASDAQ 2014

 

Telecommunications and Data:

Cook County’s telecommunication needs are served by Windstream Corp., a Nasdaq 500 company offering competitively priced phone, broadband and digital TV for residential customers. As one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, Windstream also offers critical communication services for business.


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Adel Council annexes racetrack on 4-1 vote

The Adel City Council voted 4-1 on Monday to annex South Georgia Motorsports Park into… ...read more link

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New Adel budget to have no tax rate increase

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