July 1, 2015
Brenda Horman, senior land asset coordinator, supports a culture of safety and cooperation not only at Georgia Transmission Corporation, but also in her role as 2014-2015 chair of the Georgia Utility Coordinating Committee (GUCC). The statewide organization’s mission is to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation among its stakeholders, including utilities such as telephone, electric, cable TV and railroads. In addition, government agencies, water authorities, contracting companies, locate technicians and the Utilities Protection Center also are members.
Recent GUCC accomplishments include:
• Helping to pass the new revised Georgia Utilities Facility Protection Act through the GUCC Legislative Committee,
• Establishing new procedures for handling oversize load tickets,
• Working closely with GA811 on the locating and safe digging proclamations with city/county and state officials, and
• Supporting local committees in holding more than 450 meetings for information sharing, networking and damage prevention.
“The benefits of being associated with GUCC include having a voice in state standards and legislation and improved public image,” said Horman. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead this organization in another year devoted to damage prevention, safety, coordination and cooperation.”
For more information about GUCC, see www.GUCC.com
About Georgia Transmission Corporation
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), owns more than 3,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 650 substations. These facilities deliver power to Georgia’s EMCs which serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia’s population (4.1 million).