Mountain Electric Cooperative
Mountain Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MEC) is a member owned electric cooperative located in northeast Tennessee and northwest North Carolina. Its corporate office is located in Mountain City, TN, with a district office in Newland, NC, and a branch office in Roan Mountain, TN. The cooperative was formed on April 1, 1941 by area farmers and residents. MEC distributes electricity, generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, to over 33,500 residential and business members in a 700 square mile service area.