Past News & Announcements

Email SCAM on July 22nd

- July 22, 2019 -

Please do not open any emails from [email protected] This is a SCAM and we are working as quickly as possible to correct this problem.... Read More


- April 1, 2019 -

A TVA & Mountain Electric Cooperative Major Power Outage has been scheduled for 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, June 22, 2019. Members that were without power during the April 2019 outage should expect to lose power during this outage as well. The outage will impact 14,500 customers over much of Avery County including the following communities: Newland, Cranberry, Minneapolis, Banner Elk, Sugar Mou... 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