Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) is a Touchstone
Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City,
Virginia, with three district offices—Chase City,
Gretna, and Emporia. Serving over 31,000 accounts, it
provides electricity to portions of nine counties in
Southside Virginia. In 2004 MEC became the first
electric utility to be featured on Terry Bradshaw’s
“Pick of the Week” national television program.
With memberships in 13
Chambers of Commerce, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative
is an integral part of the community. Monetary
donations are made to community organizations which
include 16 rescue squads and 38 volunteer fire
departments. The youth program is strong, offering
scholarships, sponsoring educational trips, and
supporting ball teams, 4-H groups, etc.
Major emphasis is placed on economic development efforts
to bring new businesses and industry to the area.