About MEC


Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) was formed in 1938 by the members - for the members. After nearly 80 years, our legacy of providing our member-owners with safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electric service, while supporting the communities throughout our service territory, continues on. 

Today, MEC serves over 31,000 accounts in portions of nine Southside Virginia counties and five northern North Carolina counties. We are a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City, Virginia, with three district offices located in Chase City, Gretna, and Emporia.  

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Capital Credits

MEC has returned nearly $41 million to its member-owners!

As a member-owner, you are entitled to margins, also known as the Co-op’s profits. These are called capital credits and are returned to you in the form of a check or a billing credit. This is one of the benefits of being served by a non-profit utility. 

Interested in Solar?

Interest in renewable energy has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and as your electric provider, we are committed to helping our Members evaluate affordable, reliable and safe energy options.

MEC Scholarship - Due April 1

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative will award five $1000 scholarships annually to graduating seniors who meet the student scholarship criteria and are selected by the scholarship committee.

News & Events

MEC and its affiliate, EMPOWER Broadband, continue to grow in size and in the services it offers to ...
MEC was recently named a 2022 Best-in-Class Employer by Gallagher for its strong efforts to continuo...
John C. Lee, Jr. was recently presented a plaque in appreciation of his faithful and dedicated servi...
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative continues in its commitment to renewable energy as its generation a...

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