Mountain Electric Cooperative

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About Mountain Electric Cooperative

Mountain Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Mountain City, Tennessee and supplies electricity in 2 states in the US This coverage territory also incorporates 10 cities within these states. A total of 27,955 residential customer accounts, 6,961 commercial customers and 3 industrial customers are supplied electricity by the company. Mountain Electric Cooperative has an average residential electricity rate of 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 24.73% less than the nationwide average price of 14.11 cents. This ranks the company 740th out of 2923 suppliers in the country for best average electricity rate. They sold 606,571 megawatt hours in 2020 via traditional retail sales. During the same timeframe, the provider purchased 643,432 megawatt hours by way of wholesale channels. In 2020, they made a total of $59,986,100 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 97.03% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

The United States average monthly residential electric bill is $125.95, while the Mountain Electric Cooperative average is 19.93% lower at $100.86 per month. This is the 1078th lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the country. The provider's customers deal with an average of 1.8 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages are an average of 226 minutes, while the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes each outage. The company is not associated with any electricity production facilities and all of the power that they sell to their consumers must be purchased from other providers.

Energy Loss

All electricity companies who produce electricity have some energy loss via heat dissipation or other factors. Mountain Electric Cooperative is no different, as they have an annual loss of roughly 5.59% of the aggregate electricity they generate. The national energy loss average is 2.76%, giving Mountain Electric Cooperative a rank of 1051st best out of 3509 providers who report energy loss in the US.

Mountain Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Mountain Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.106/kWh$104.50/mo.$94.96/mo.
740th10.62¢Mountain Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1078th$100.86Average monthly electricity bill for Mountain Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Mountain Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:604 South Church Street
    Mountain City, Tennessee 37683
    United States of America
  • CEO:Christopher Stoia

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Energy provider of the year for Tennessee, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Top 3 Least Outages Per Year
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Energy provider of the year for North Carolina, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Mountain Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1051 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Mountain Electric Cooperative's Power Outages

226 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

1.8 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Mountain Electric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
North Carolina19,30429,581,0004154.07%

Mountain Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Avery County17,806311.11$105.93/mo
Burke County87,570610.60$114.45/mo
Carter County56,356310.68$112.26/mo
Johnson County17,948110.59$103.29/mo
Watauga County54,086312.75$112.73/mo

Cities Mountain Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Mountain Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What is the average bundled bill for Mountain Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Consumers of Mountain Electric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $100.86.

When will Mountain Electric Cooperative power be restored?

Average outage times for Mountain Electric Cooperative are about 226 minutes per outage.

Who is the CEO of Mountain Electric Cooperative?

Mountain Electric Cooperative's current CEO is Christopher Stoia.

How many counties does Mountain Electric Cooperative have customers in to?

Mountain Electric Cooperative sells electricity in 5 counties throughout the nation.

What cities does Mountain Electric Cooperative have customers in to?

Mountain Electric Cooperative serves 10 cities.

What is the phone number for Mountain Electric Cooperative?

Mountain Electric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (423) 727-1800

How many states does Mountain Electric Cooperative supply electricity to?

Mountain Electric Cooperative supplies electricity to customers in 2 states.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Mountain Electric Cooperative customers?

Mountain Electric Cooperative's current average BUNDLED electricity rate is 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average US BUNDLED rate of 14.11 cents.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01