Past News & Announcements

TVA & MEC Major Power Outage CANCELLED!

- October 11, 2018 -

The power outage scheduled Saturday night,  November 10th, has been CANCELLED and postponed until SPRING 2019. 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 ... 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