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South River EMC Member Refunds Mailed

Being a member of South River Electric Membership Corporation has benefits. In October, the nonprofit electric cooperative refunded $2,819,865 to its members as capital credits from the years 1996 and part of 1997.

As a cooperative, South River EMC does not earn profits, but any revenue exceeding the cost of doing business is allocated for return to the members based upon their electricity purchases for that year. South River EMC uses the money as operating capital for several years before it’s returned to the members.

Bright Ideas Recipients Receive Recognition

The latest announcement of Bright Ideas grant winners had many classrooms and schools buzzing with excitement and anticipation. A total of 51 applications were chosen for funding in the amount of $62,174.69. These grants will impact the lives of at least 10,509 students in our community this year alone!

Is The Rural Electric Youth Tour For You?

Applications are now available for high school sophomores and juniors to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour June 11-17, 2016. It’s a unique opportunity for high school students to travel with a contingent of North Carolina students to Washington, D.C.

Each year North Carolina students meet thousands of other students from electric cooperatives across the nation. South River EMC offers this opportunity to area students to be part of this unforgettable experience.

Planned Outage For October 25

Members in the following areas should prepare for an outage beginning Sunday at 12:01 A.M. and lasting approximately three hours for important equipment maintenance: Gray’s Creek and Hope Mills area (including Cypress Lakes, Gallberry Farms, Roslin Farm Rd., Highway 87, Kelly’s Landing, Churchill Downs, Chickenfoot Rd. and the Blossom Rd. areas.

Members’ Change Means Changes For Communities

In September, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, a not-for-profit foundation established by South River EMC, awarded $54,832.70 through eight grants given to non-profit organizations and schools.

Planned Outage- Sunday, September 27

Sunday, September 27 South River EMC will have an outage beginning at 2 a.m. and lasting approximately 30 minutes. This outage will affect members in the Raven Rock, Old 421, Cameron Rd. and Mimms Rd. areas, as well as as well as Patterson Rd., Holly Springs Church Rd., and 421 areas.

Planned Outage September 23 (click for more...)

South River EMC will have a planned outage in Stonecross Subdivision on Wednesday, September 23 from 1-4 p.m.

Bright Ideas Application Period Will Close September 18

School has started and as a teacher, you’re realizing more of what you need to teach this year’s crop of students. A question you might have is whether you budget will allow it.

The Bright Ideas grant program is available for teachers at public K-12 certified schools. Teachers can apply for grants up to $2,000 for innovative, classroom based ideas.

There is no specific area of interest your grant must fall in, it can be reading, math, even language related. There’s also no limit to the amount of grant applications a teacher can submit.

Labor Day Closing

South River EMC offices will be closed Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day. You are still able to make payments here at or by calling 910-892-8071 and following the automated prompts. We hope you have a safe and happy day!

Electric Cooperatives Evaluating Impact of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Members

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including South River EMC, are studying the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan released today to determine its impact on cooperative member-consumers.

The EPA released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions nationwide and will transform the way energy is generated across the country. Each state is given a specific benchmark and is tasked with developing a plan to reduce carbon emissions to meet this goal.


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