Past News & Announcements

12-30-2021 Outage update for Banner Elk, NC and surrounding areas

- December 30, 2021 -

Due to equipment failure, the Banner Elk Substation is down. Electricity will be restored in approximately 3 hours once the equipment is repaired. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updated at 9:00 PM on 12/30/2021... Read More

Changes to State of Tennessee Electric Permit Application

- December 29, 2021 -

Effective February 1st, 2022 Mountain Electric Cooperative will no longer process electric permit applications for the State of Tennessee. Permits may be purchased online at . Video instructions are also on this website to guide you through the application process. Read More

MEC partners with 811

- August 2, 2021 -

Mountain Electric is happy to announce we have partnered with Tennessee 811 and North Carolina 811! Please visit the following websites to report your request, or simply dial 811. TN 811 NC 811    ... Read More

MEC Board appoints new General Manager

- May 13, 2021 -

The Mountain Electric Cooperative (MEC) Board of Directors is happy to announce, effective  May 10th, 2021, Chris Stoia as the new acting General Manager. Chris is replacing Joe Thacker who is retiring after 30+ years with MEC. “I’ve got some large shoes to fill,” said Chris of the promotion.
Chris has been with MEC as the Director of Engineering and O... Read More


- April 9, 2021 -

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