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Located on the west side of Atlanta, GreyStone Power serves portions of eight metropolitan Atlanta counties including Douglas, Paulding, Fulton, Coweta, Cobb, Fayette, Carroll, and Bartow. GreyStone Power is a nonprofit cooperative incorporated under Georgia law. Bylaws adopted by the members set forth membership criteria, member rights and responsibilities, procedures for electing directors and how the nonprofit character of the cooperative is maintained. Territory served by GreyStone is divided into nine geographical districts and each is represented on the Board of Directors by a cooperative member residing in that district. Directors’ terms of office are staggered to provide that three positions expire annually. Those positions are then filled by election at the Annual Meeting of Members, held each year the second Saturday in October at the cooperative’s main office in Douglasville.
Main Office: 4040 Bankhead Highway, Douglasville, GA 30134
District Office: 120 GreyStone Power Boulevard, Dallas, GA 30157
Any member who qualifies in accordance with the By-laws is eligible to run for election to the Board, by nomination by the Nominating Committee or by petition of members. For more on elections see Board Elections. GreyStone’s mission is to engage in those activities that would favorably impact the members. In the beginning electric pioneers went door-to-door throughout the service territory, signing up members for a new-fangled concept, “the electric,” bringing a new way of life that had only existed in their dreams.
Investor-owned utilities could not be persuaded to bring electricity to the sparsely populated west side of Atlanta; they could see no profits for their stockholders. It was up to the people residing in the area to make it happen, and on a sweltering day in August, 1936, a group of determined local people met in Douglasville, formed the Farmers Electrical Association, applied for a Rural Electrification Administration loan, and set out to build 83 miles of power lines. The rest is history. Today, after two name changes, the first to Douglas County Electric Membership Corporation and the second to GreyStone Power Corporation, the system serves over 6,725 miles of line and more than 121,588 meters. The cooperative’s service to its members has expanded to include a credit union, home and business security, natural gas discounts through Gas South and surge protection. The future’s possibilities are endless!