Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative currently offers its members a high quality “utility grade” surge suppression product that is installed at the utility meter base to help “capture” storm-related power surges entering over electrical lines. The device provides protection for all standard corded white appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers and garbage disposals.

The low cost of $5.95 per month can be conveniently added to your Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative power bill. An inspection fee will be charged if the member wants a review of home’s electrical grounding system. Members may contact their local district office for more details.



Appliances protected by a PEMCO meter arrestor and are damaged by the same Surge that damages the meter arrester, which is determined by PEMCO to be defective in materials or workmanship, shall be repaired or replaced at PEMCO’s option. PEMCO will reimburse the purchase for repairs that are in PEMCOS’s sole opinion reasonable and fair. In no case will the member be reimbursed for more than $500 per appliance or a single event total limit of $5,000.

Repair or reimbursements are limited to a maximum of $10,000 lifetime payout per member.


Within a reasonable time, but in no event more than thirty (30) days after Member’s discovery of a possible defect, Member shall contact Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative to have the service entrance protection removed. Do not attempt to remove it yourself.

MEC will supply the Member a return authorization number. Member shall ship the product with proof of purchase and written description of alleged defect, freight prepaid, to PEMCO. Products shipped to PEMCO without a return authorization number will be refused and returned freight collect at Member’s expense. Products shipped by Member’s to PEMCO that have incurred freight damage due to Member’s improper packaging of the product will not be covered by this Warranty. Warranty coverage will be valid only after PEMCO’s inspection of the product reveals a defect covered by the Warranty. Subject to the limitations herein, PEMCO will repair or replace the nonconforming product without charge for labor or materials.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperatives number one priority is providing our Members with safe, reliable and affordable electrical service. We will continue to develop programs that will benefit our Members by keeping them safe and reducing their energy use, therefore saving them money.