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South River Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative whose headquarters is in Dunn, North Carolina. The Cooperative also has a District Operations Center in Fayetteville for the convenience of our membership.

Our Cooperative serves over 44,000 consumer/members in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. South River EMC has 107 employees and is owned and operated by the consumer/members who use its services. The company is managed by CEO & Executive Vice President Chris Spears. A slate of nine directors is elected by the members at the annual meeting on the basis of one vote per member. Directors serve three-consecutive-year term before being eligible for re-election.

South River EMC is a non-profit organization chartered in 1940. The cooperative’s electric plant is valued in excess of $254 million. The cooperative has just over 4,735 miles of energized distribution and transmission lines and 38 substations.

South River EMC, in partnership with Lumbee River EMC, Central EMC and Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, formed Sandhills Utility Services which contracts with the US Army Corp of Engineers to operate and maintain the electric grid on Fort Bragg.

Additionally, South River EMC and18 other North Carolina electric co-ops own Diversified Energy, an independent propane services company that operates separately from the co-ops. However, Diversified Energy is committed to the same values and commitment to their customers as electric cooperatives.

Employees, directors and members of the nation's electric cooperatives are active participants of political action committees in order to actively take part in the political process, especially where the well-being of electric cooperatives and their members are concerned.

South River EMC is a member of the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, Tarheel Electric Membership Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Our Mission:

South River Electric Membership Corporation is a premier locally-owned and operated electric cooperative with a mission to provide safe, reliable, competitively-priced electricity. We are committed to achieving excellence and empowering our members. We are dedicated to high standards of performance and integrity. The cooperative’s number one priority is our members.


Our Vision:

Achieving Excellence, Empowering Members

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