Past News & Announcements

Potential power outage in Ripshin Mountain Area

- February 9, 2024 -

On February 9th, an outage will potentially occur in the Ripshin Mountain area in Roan Mountain. The outage will begin at 9 AM and work completed by noon. Disruptions of service are sometimes necessary to keep our employees safe while making necessary repairs.... Read More


- September 11, 2023 -

MEC is offering a $1,000 REWARD for information resulting in the conviction of individuals involved in the vandalism of their property at the Butler Bridge on Hwy 67 West. MEC has been installing underground cable through a conduit along the Butler Bridge which will increase reliability of service to their members. On Monday, S... Read More

ATTN: Changes to ROW Spray area in Mountain City Area

- July 21, 2023 -

MEC’s plans to spray right of ways in Trade and Neva communities has CHANGED; these areas will no longer be sprayed this year. To better utilize cooperative dollars, MEC will be spraying right of way areas that are in greater need of chemical treatment. Chemically treating unwanted vegetation near the power lines helps reduce line clearance expenses.  The following areas Read More

Metcalf- New General Manager of Mountain Electric Cooperative

- June 5, 2023 -

Mountain Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that Rodney Metcalf will be joining the co-op as the new General Manager. He will begin his duties on July 17, 2023. With a proven track record of leadership and expertise in the energy industry, Mr. Metcalf brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead MEC into the future. Mr. Metcalf has served multiple roles at BrightRidge Energy Aut... Read More

Banner Elk and Newland Transmission Line Clearance

- April 5, 2023 -

MEC is currently having the TVA transmission line that travels between Newland and Banner Elk communities surveyed. The survey is being conducted so we can accurately begin cutting the right of ways along this line within the upcoming weeks. Trimming the trees and other vegetation is necessary to continue providing reliable service to you and we appreciate your cooperation. If you would like to vi... Read More

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