March 2013
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With just 24 weeks left, you can enter your name each week in one of five different places for your chance to win the weekly drawing of $100 by recommending a business, based on a good experience that you had with them, that advertises in the Chapel Hills or Villa Rica News & Views. Not only could you win, but the business could win $100 as well!

So, sign up today for your portion of the $10,000 giveaway!


Registration is open for EE101
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You survived the winter, but are you ready for summer? Perhaps the cold weather put a damper on your urge to complete energy-efficient repairs around your house, and now you don't know where to start.

Good news! The spring session of EE101 is here just in time to help you figure out where you can start. Come learn how to perform your own energy audit and start making a difference in your home.
We ask that only adults please attend the seminar. Though we love children, this event will not be best suited for them and may distract other members from learning.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 
GreyStone Power Auditorium (Drive thru entrance)
4040 Bankhead Hwy., Douglasville, GA  30134
Seats are limited, so register today! We ask that seats be reserved for first-time guests only. If you attended the program in 2011 or 2012, and have additional questions, please feel free to call our Residential Energy Services Department at 770-370-2070. For more information about EE101, call 770-370-2252.
Oh no! We've lost power.
When the power goes out, one of our first thoughts is usually "what could have caused the outage?" Our second is usually, "when will the power be back on?" Both are very good questions with equally good answers.

Outages happen for a number of different reasons--animals, downed trees or branches, car accident and weather, just to name a few. Over the past few weeks, we have been hit hard with heavy winds and lots of rain. Both of these factors contribute greatly to trees or branches falling across power lines, causing outages to many.

When outages occur, most of us expect that power will be restored fairly quickly. But when a large storm causes significant damage, it could take longer for our linemen to repair the lines. Our crews work hard, long hours in order to safely restore service to the largest number of members in the shortest amount of time possible. 

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When crews begin researching the cause of the outage, they have to consider many different sources and have to fix the big problems (transmission lines, substations) first before power can flow to your home! Line crews start pinpointing the problem by first looking at:
  1. High-voltage transmission lines (typically only damaged during a hurricane or tornado)
  2. Distribution substation
  3. Main distribution lines
  4. Tap lines
  5. Individual homes

Act smart and be safe 

  • Stay away from fallen power lines. If you see any, report them to us immediately by calling 1-866-GREYSTONE (1-866-473-9786). Do not attempt to go near or touch them. Electricity could still be flowing through them.
  • Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed. Be mindful of your perishable food. 
  • Use portable generators as directed. Make sure it has been properly installed by a licensed electrician. If not installed properly, harm could come to those in the home (carbon monoxide poisoning, fire) or crews working on the power lines (electrocution).


Spring into savings
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The weather is getting warmer, the birds are chirping louder, and there's a new spring to our step. Imagine what kind of bounce you could have when you save money on a daily basis. 

The Co-op Connections Card offers you a variety of ways to pocket a little extra change when you visit your local retailers, restaurants, grocery stores and even pharmacies. You can even save while booking your summer vacation!

Visit to see what kind of offer fits your need. Together We Save!


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Douglasville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 678-826-9291 
Buy the Ribbon Variety Gift Card Collection five-pack for the price of four. A savings of $30.

Premier Designs Jewelry
Douglasville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-361-0694
15% discount on any purchase. Free shipping for orders over $50.    
Winston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-489-9726 
5% discount on any purchase or service over $1,000. 
Assured Comfort Heating and Air, Inc.
Douglasville/Kennesaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-942-1938
Save $20 on diagnostic fee, regularly $59, now just $39; Save $29 on seasonal tune-up regularly $88, now just $59.

Mary Kay Cosmetics: Dana Weeks
Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404-863-2267
25% off first purchase; 25% off all additional purchases. Cannot be combined with additional offers. Must mention card to receive discount.

GEMC Federal Credit Union
Douglasville/Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-949-3557
Show your card when you open a new checking and savings account and receive a free gift and have your $10 membership fee waived.

Six Flags Over Georgia
Austell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-739-3400, ext. 3365
Special online pricing for individual tickets for juniors (under 48") and adults at $35.50. Season pass price with card is $60. Purchase online at Promo code: gspower13

Request your Co-op Connections Card today by calling 770-370-2383.   
Thanks for making us part of your day. We hope that you like the new style and find it easier and more fun to read.  

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your account or member benefits. You can reach us at 770-942-6576 or visit




Amanda Busby
eConnect Editor, Public Relations & Communications Specialist
GreyStone Power
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Appliances account for about 13 percent of your home's energy use. If they have energy-saving settings, use them! If they're nearing voting age, consider replacing them with a new, energy-efficient model. Remember to try smart power strips for smaller appliances and electronics that continue to draw power even when turned off. For more tips, visit

                                                                Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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