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It’s important to remember that power surges can happen at any moment. While they are typically caused by lightning strikes, tripped circuit breakers and short circuits can also cause them. Power surges can wreak havoc on the appliances and electronics inside your home, but fortunately there’s a way to protect your household items so you won’t have to replace them.

Snapping Shoals offers members a surge protection program called Avert for only $8.99 a month.

Avert Surge Protection provides a combination of meter-base and point-of-use protection to guard appliances and electronics from the damaging effects of power surges.

When you sign up for Avert, Snapping Shoals will install a meter socket adapter or MSA (component 1) at your meter base to protect motor-driven appliances such as your refrigerator, air conditioner, washer and dryer. There is a one-time $19.99 installation fee for the MSA.

We will also provide five plug-in surge protectors for you to use inside your home to give sensitive electronics such as TVs, computers and audio systems the additional protection they need. Two of these plug-in devices will protect up to eight items each (component 2), and the other three are single-plug units (component 3). Some also provide telephone and/or coaxial (cable/satellite) protection as well.

The manufacturer guarantees protection of all qualifying appliances and electronics covered under the Avert surge protection agreement. A warranty of up to $50,000 per surge occurrence is included. Some exclusions apply. Call 770-786-3484 or 770-385-2875 for more information.


Snapping Shoals EMC offers a variety of outdoor lighting choices to meet residential, commercial and industrial needs.

Overhead Service
The following apply for a standard residential overhead security light.

  • 50-watt LED Security Light
  • Mounted on wooden utility pole
  • $8.90 per month billing if placed on an existing pole or $11.90 per month if a pole must be installed
  • 12-month contract required if using existing pole; 36-month contract if pole must be installed

Underground Service
If underground installation is required or desired, two options are available on standard underground lighting for residential use; however, due to maintenance constraints, the appropriate option will be determined at our engineers' discretion.

Option 1
  • 70-watt high pressure sodium security light on 10-foot fiberglass pole with 8-foot mount
  • $14 per month billing
  • 3-year contract required

Option 2
  • 150-watt high pressure sodium security light mounted on 20-foot fiberglass pole
  • $14.30 per month billing
  • 3-year contract required

Due to accessibility for maintenance, Option 2 is primarily available to developers and commercial consumers.

Other Options
A variety of other lighting options are also available, and special lighting packages can be designed for commercial and industrial use. Information is available on request.

Pole Installation
If a new pole installation is required, an appointment with one of our engineers is necessary. Please call Snapping Shoals EMC at 770-786-3484 and speak to a Customer Service Representative to make an appointment or for further information.
After installation, all outdoor lighting continues to be owned and maintained by Snapping Shoals EMC.

To apply for a new security light or report a problem with an existing light, please click the link below.

Security Light Forms


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  • EMC Security offers quality residential and commercial security solutions, regardless of budget.
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