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Office Closed to Public

The Safety of our Members and employees is Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) highest priority. Accordingly, to minimize the risk of exposure to, or the spreading of, the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and to help ensure the health and well-being of those in our community, and our valued employees, your cooperative will be taking the following action. Effective Monday, March 16, and until further notice, MEC will close its district offices to the public and ask its Members to conduct their business with the cooperative through a number of other options.

MEC’s Safety Coordinator Receives National Certification as Loss Control Professional

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) Safety and Security Coordinator, Matt Shaw, has completed an intensive electric utility safety and loss control accreditation program. The Certified Loss Control Professional program is structured to guide the Utility Safety Professional to manage workplace safety and ensure the safekeeping of the Cooperative’s resources.

EMPOWER Broadband Acquisition of BIT Overwhelmingly Approved by Members

Officials with EMPOWER Broadband and Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT) are pleased to announce that BIT’s Membership has overwhelmingly approved the acquisition and merger of BIT with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) subsidiary, EMPOWER Broadband. The acquisition became official at a special meeting of the Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT) membership held on Nov.

MEC-EMPOWER Broadband Brings High-Speed Internet to Halifax County

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) fiber optic network that enables EMPOWER Broadband’s high-speed internet service is now expanding into Halifax County. In June of 2018, MEC began the initial construction and deployment of its 135-mile fiber backbone to connect its substations and three district offices; ultimately, this backbone will serve six Southside Virginia counties.

MEC Director Michael McDowell Selected Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) is pleased to announce that Michael H. McDowell, a member of the board of directors, has been selected as Southeastern Farmer of the Year for 2019 at the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo. The award recognizes excellence in agricultural production and farm management, along with leadership in farm and community organizations.

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