Past News & Announcements

Planned Power Outage Planned for October 27th

- October 11, 2018 -

A power outage is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, October 27, 2018. The outage will impact 14,500 customers over much of Avery County including the following communities: Newland, Cranberry, Minneapolis, Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, Grandfather, Montezuma, Linville, Pineola, Crossnore, Jonas Ridge and Linville Falls. The outage is necessary to replace and/or repair TVA/MEC high-voltage equ... Read More


Beware of Scammers

- October 24, 2014 -

Beware of scams There have recently been attempts by scammers to fraudulently collect payments from the Members of Mountain Electric Cooperative over the phone. If someone contacts you claiming they are collecting payments, and you will be disconnected from service if you refuse, be advised it is not Mountain Electric Cooperative. Mountain Electric does not solicit paym... Read More


Operation Pocket Change (OPC)

- September 5, 2013 -

    Operation Pocket Change is a round-up program that assists worthy local organizations as well as fellow members who've fallen on hard times. Participating co-op members agree to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. Let's say your bill is $85.73. It would be rounded up to $86, with twenty-seven cents going to Operation Pocket Change. The extra "... Read More