Tony Tucker Re-elected As Georgia Transmission Director
Tony Tucker of Camilla, Ga. was re-elected to the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) Board of Directors at the company’s annual meeting held recently in Braselton, Ga. He has served as a manager director on the board since 2013.
During Tucker’s tenure, Georgia Transmission has:
- Completed nearly 900 transmission projects, including more than 140 miles of transmission lines and 50 substations;
- Consistently improved reliability and achieved record low numbers for both the frequency and duration of power outages, with the lowest number of sustained outages to date occurring in 2018;
- Earned “best place to work” designations from Georgia Trend magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle; and
- Incurred no environmental violations and no lost-time incidents for five consecutive years.
In addition to his role on Georgia Transmission’s board, Tucker serves as president/CEO of Mitchell EMC. He also serves on the boards for Georgia Energy Cooperative and GEMC Federal Credit Union. And, he serves as an alternate director for the Georgia EMC board of directors and alternate member representative for the Oglethorpe Power, Georgia Transmission and Georgia System Operations advisory board, Smarr EMC and Green Power EMC.
“During the next five years, Georgia Transmission plans to invest more than $645 million in our transmission system to ensure reliable power for the lifestyle Georgians have come to rely upon,” said Tucker. “The strong partnership between Georgia Transmission Corporation and Mitchell EMC helps ensure we will be prepared as demand grows.”
About Georgia Transmission
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), owns more than 3,400 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 700 substations. These facilities deliver power to Georgia’s EMCs, including Mitchell EMC, which serve nearly 70 percent of Georgia’s population (4.1 million). For more information, visit gatrans.com.