Power of Membership
What it means to be part of MEMC
Cooperatives are owned by the members, or customers, who use them. Mitchell Electric Membership Cooperative (Mitchell EMC) was formed over 75 years ago by members just like you who needed electric services. They pulled together to organize your electric cooperative.
Today, Mitchell EMC safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 24,630 residential and commercial members in Mitchell, Worth and Dougherty counties. Mitchell EMC’s distribution system consists of over 5,570 miles of line over 400 square miles.
Annual Meeting of the Members
At Mitchell EMC, the health and well-being of our members and communities is our top priority. Due to the concern and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Board of Directors and Staff at Mitchell EMC feel it is in our consumer’s best interest to not conduct the Annual Meeting of the Members on April 17, 2020, as we had planned.
The board plans to hold a Special Called Meeting of the Members of Mitchell EMC on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 475 Cairo Road, Camilla, GA 31730. Additional information will follow closer to the meeting date.
An Important Update on COVID-19
On Monday, Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order that will allow some businesses in Georgia to reopen as early as Friday. Given the nature of our industry, Mitchell EMC will maintain current operations as we have since April 6. Our lobbies will remain closed but will be staffed to handle payments and answer questions about your account.
We encourage members to use our digital payment services including a 24/7 free phone payment system, the Mitchell EMC Mobile app, and online payments at www.mitchellemc.com. Drive-thru services are still available as well as our night dropbox. If you are out getting groceries or medicine, you can also pay your power bill at participating locations using CheckOut. To find out if one is near you visit www.mitchellemc.sedccheckout.com/Lookup.
We will continue to monitor the pandemic and its impact on our service area. The Public Health State of Emergency issued by Governor Kemp in early April will expire on May 13, 2020, and at that time we will evaluate the situation, and decisions will be made on how we will proceed. Meanwhile, we encourage members to pay at least a portion of their electric bill as they are able, to avoid accumulating a large multi-month bill when we resume normal business operations.
Storm season is upon us and we cannot risk a widespread outbreak of the virus among our crews and staff. We need to maintain a safe and healthy workforce to ensure we can provide safe and reliable electricity throughout this pandemic. Thank you for your patience and support during this transition, please remember to use all the health and safety precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Report your OUTAGE
MEMC has dispatchers on duty 24-hours a day. During a power outage, be prepared to give the name in which the account is listed and the account number if possible. This information is shown on every electric bill. We suggest posting this information near a phone in your home. Never touch a downed power line. Always assume all downed lines to be energized and contact us immediately. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
Please do not report your outage through Facebook or other social media applications. Our social media accounts are not tied to our outage system.
To serve you better during an outage, please make sure you keep your contact information up to date. Update your information by logging in to your account or calling 1-800-479-6034.
We make it easy to report your outage. You can call in and speak to a CSR or dispatch, visit the outage center on our website or download our convenient Outage App.
Outage Center: https://mitchellemc.com/outage-center