Mountain Electric Cooperative

Mountain Electric Cooperative is an electric cooperative providing electricity in 2 states in the country including North Carolina and Tennessee. With 34,919 total consumers, the company supplies electricity to 27,955 residential customers, 6,961 commercial properties and 3 industrial customers. Mountain Electric Cooperative's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the provider 880th out of 3510 in the US. The company had sales of 606,571 megawatt hours in 2020 by way of retail sales. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of primarily wholesale purchased megawatt hours, with 643,432 procured by the company. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $59,986,100, with $58,205,000 coming from retail sales to end users.

About Mountain Electric Cooperative

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Mountain Electric Cooperative is $100.86 per month, while the national average is $120.24. The power grid owned by the supplier experiences 1.8 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting on average 226 minutes. The US average for other companies is 1.21 outages per customer and around 122.99 minutes each outage. Electricity generation is not part of the Mountain Electric Cooperative business model, as they purchase power at wholesale rates from other companies to then be resold to their end users.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is simply part of the process when dealing with electricity transmission. Mountain Electric Cooperative currently averages a loss of around 5.59% of the total electricity they transmit. These averages enable us to compare the grid efficiencies of the various suppliers who operate throughout the US. Mountain Electric Cooperative has received a ranking of 1053rd best out of 3510 companies who report energy loss in the nation.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.106/kWh$104.50/mo.$94.96/mo.
880th10.62¢Mountain Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1296th$100.86Average monthly electric 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
Tennessee, Mid-Sized Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for North Carolina, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
North Carolina, Mid-Sized Provider Category
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Energy Loss

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

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Total Energy Loss


1053 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

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North Carolina19,30429,581,0004354.07%

Mountain Electric Cooperative County Coverage

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Avery County17,557311.24$114.21/mo
Burke County90,485511.63$115.68/mo
Carter County56,391210.67$111.85/mo
Johnson County17,788110.59$103.29/mo
Unicoi County17,883411.71$100.58/mo
Watauga County56,177311.72$91.54/mo

Cities Mountain Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Banner Elk, NC
  • Beech Mountain, NC
  • Crossnore, NC
  • Elk Park, NC
  • Erwin, TN
  • Grandfather, NC
  • Mountain City, TN
  • Newland, NC
  • Sugar Mountain, NC
  • Unicoi, TN

* 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 electricity rate for Mountain Electric Cooperative customers?

Mountain Electric Cooperatives current average electricity rate is 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average national rate of 13.45 cents.

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

The average monthly electric bill for customers of Mountain Electric Cooperative is $100.86. The United States average is $120.24.

Who is the CEO of Mountain Electric Cooperative?

Christopher Stoia is the current CEO of Mountain Electric Cooperative.

How many states does Mountain Electric Cooperative offer service to?

Mountain Electric Cooperative offers service in 2 states.

How many counties does Mountain Electric Cooperative provider electricity in?

Mountain Electric Cooperative sells electricity to customers in 6 counties.

When will Mountain Electric Cooperative power be restored?

The average number of minutes for an outage for Mountain Electric Cooperative's consumers is 226 minutes.

What is the phone number for Mountain Electric Cooperative?

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

What cities does Mountain Electric Cooperative have customers in to?

Mountain Electric Cooperative has customers in 10 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-09-17