Welcome! The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives.

Co-ops

Alabama’s 23 rural electric cooperatives deliver power to more than 1 million people, or one-fourth of the state’s population. Yet rural electric cooperative power lines cover more than 70 percent of the state’s land mass, making our job of providing low-cost, dependable power more challenging than any other utility in Alabama. Unlike other utilities, rural electric cooperatives serve consumers who live in the most sparsely populated regions of the state.

Alabama’s distribution cooperatives maintain more than 71,000 miles of power line. Because our consumers are few and far between (rural electric cooperatives average just over seven homes and businesses for every mile of power line compared to Alabama Power Co.’s approximate 18 consumers per mile and municipal-owned utilities’ 32 consumers per mile), co-ops must be modern, highly efficient, consumer-oriented businesses.

Cooperatives offset the expense of having to maintain more miles of power line per consumer than other utilities by operating on a non-profit, cost-of-service basis. This, and modern management techniques, help keep co-op rates highly competitive in today’s demanding and technical market.

Arab Electric Cooperative

(256) 586-3196
(866) 868-5032
Fax (256) 586-4943
331 South Brindlee Mtn. Parkway, Arab, AL 35016
P. O. Box 770, Arab, AL 35016
arabelectric@otelco.net

GENERAL MANAGER
Joe Van Bunch

Baldwin EMC

(251) 989-6247
(800) 837-3374
Fax (251) 989-0133
19600 State Highway 59, Summerdale, AL 36580
P. O. Box 220, Summerdale, AL 36580
www.baldwinemc.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Karen Moore Executive Vice President/General Manager
kmoore@baldwinemc.com

Black Warrior EMC

(334) 289-0845
(800) 242-2580
Fax (334) 289-4502
1410 Hwy. 43 South, Demopolis, AL 36732
P. O. Box 779, Demopolis, AL 36732
www.blackwarrioremc.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Daryl Jones

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

(334) 365-6762
(800) 545-5735
Fax (334) 365-6148
103 Jesse Samuel Hunt Blvd. • Prattville, AL 36066
info@coop.caec.com
www.caec.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Tom Stackhouse, President/CEO
tstackhouse@coop.caec.com

Cherokee Electric Cooperative

(256) 927-5524
(800) 952-2667
Fax (256) 927-2278
1550 Chesnut ByPass • Centre, AL 35960
P. O. Drawer O • Centre, AL 35960
jballenger@powernet.org
www.cherokee.coop

GENERAL MANAGER
Randal Wilkie, CEO/Manager
rwilkie@powernet.org

Clarke-Washington EMC

(251) 246-9081
1-800-323-9081
Fax (251) 246-9822
1307 College Avenue, Jackson, AL 36545
P. O. Box 398 • Jackson, AL 36545
www.cwemc.com

GENERAL MANAGER
J. Stanley Wilson
jswcwemc@aol.com

CoosaValley Electric Cooperative

256) 362-4180
1-800-273-7210
Fax (256) 761-2615
69220 AL Hwy 77 • Talladega, AL 35160
P. O. Box 837 • Talladega, AL 35161
info@coosavalleyec.com • www.coosavalleyec.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Leland Fuller

Covington Electric Cooperative

(334) 222-4121
1-800-239-4121
Fax (334) 222-1546
18836 US 84 East, Andalusia, AL 36420
P. O. Box 1357 • Andalusia, AL 36420
cec@covington.coop • www.covington.coop

CEO & GENERAL MANAGER
Charles E. (Ed) Short, President
eshort@covington.coop

Cullman Electric Cooperative

(256) 737-3200
1-800-242-1806
Fax (256) 737-3218
1749 Eva Road NE, Cullman, AL 35055
P. O. Box 1168 • Cullman, AL 35056
info@cullmanec.com • www.cullmanec.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Grady Smith
gradys@cullmanec.com

Dixie Electric Cooperative

(334) 738-2500
1-888-349-4332
Fax (334) 738-2527
402 East Blackmon Street, Union Springs, AL 36089
P. O. Box 30, Union Springs, AL 36089
dixieec@dixieec.com • www.dixieec.com
GENERAL MANAGER
Gary Harrison
rgaryh@dixieec.com

Franklin Electric Cooperative

(256) 332-2730
1-800-451-1505
(256) 332-2753
225 West Franklin Street, Russellville, AL 35653
P. O. Box 10, Russellville, AL 35653
smalone@fecoop.com

GENERAL MANAGER
A. H. Akins

Joe Wheeler EMC

(256) 552-2300
1-800-239-6518
Fax (256) 552-2386
25700 Alabama Hwy. 24, Trinity, AL 35673
P. O. Box 460, Trinity, AL 35673
www.jwemc.org

GENERAL MANAGER
George B. Kitchens
gkitchens@jwemc.org

Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative

(256) 593-4262
1-800-239-3692
(256) 840-2211 (fax)
10025 Highway 168, Boaz, AL 35957
P. O. Box 724, Boaz, AL 35957
www.mdec.org

GENERAL MANAGER
James W. Stewart
jstewart@mdec.org

North Alabama Electric Cooperative

(256) 437-2281
1-800-572-2900
Fax (256) 437-2286
41103 U. S. Highway 72, Stevenson, AL 35772
P. O. Box 628, Stevenson, AL 35772

GENERAL MANAGER
Bruce Purdy
bpurdy@naecoop.com

Pea River Electric Cooperative

(334) 774-2545
(800)264-7732
Fax (334) 774-2548
1311 West Roy Parker Road, Ozark, AL 36360
P. O. Box 969, Ozark, AL 36361-0969
prec@peariver.com • www.peariver.com

GENERAL MANAGER
J. Randy Brannon
randy.brannon@peariver.com

Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc.

(334) 382-6636
1-800-239-3092
Fax (334) 382-4933
300 Herbert Street, Greenville, AL 36037
P. O. Box 468, Greenville, AL 36037
www.pioneerelectric.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Terry Mosley

Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative

(256) 638-2153
Fax (256) 638-4957
402 Main Street West, Rainsville, AL 35986
P. O. Box 277, Rainsville, AL 35986
smec@smec.coop • www.smec.coop

GENERAL MANAGER
Mike Simpson
msimpson@smec.coop

South Alabama Electric Cooperative

(334) 566-2060
Alabama Only: 1-800-556-2060
Fax (334) 566-8949
Highway 231 South, Troy, AL 36081-0449
P. O. Box 449, Troy, AL 36081-0449
saec@southaec.com • www.southaec.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Max Davis
maxd@southaec.com

Southern Pine Electric Cooperative

(251) 867-5415
Fax (251) 867-5219
2134 South Boulevard, Brewton, AL 36426
P. O. Box 528, Brewton, AL 36427
www.southernpine.org

GENERAL MANAGER
Vince Johnson
vjohnson@southernpine.org

Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative

(334) 864-9331
1-800-332-8732
Fax (334) 864-0817
15163 U.S. Highway 431 South, LaFayette, AL 36862
P. O. Box 675, LaFayette, AL 36862
www.trec.coop

GENERAL MANAGER
Louie Ward
lward@trec.coop

Tombigbee Electric Cooperative

(205) 468-3325
(205) 468-3338
7686 U.S. Hwy. 43, Guin, AL 35563
P. O. Box 610, Guin, AL 35563
info@tombigbee.net  • www.tombigbee.net

GENERAL MANAGER
Steve Foshee
sfoshee@tombigbee.net

Anything sent to Tombigbee needs to be addressed exactly as follows, or the Post Office will return it postage due:
Name of Recipient
Tombigbee EC
7686 U.S. Highway 43
P.O. Box 610
Guin, AL 35563

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative

(334) 588-2223
1-800-239-4602
FAX (334) 588-6192
509 N. State Hwy.167, Hartford, AL 36344
P. O. Box 158, Hartford, AL 36344
wec@wiregrass.coop • www.wiregrass.coop

CEO
Les Moreland
lmoreland@wiregrass.coop

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

(334) 427-3000
1-800-264-2571
Fax (334) 222-3860
2027 East Three Notch Street • Andalusia, AL 36421-2427
P.O. Box 550 • Andalusia, AL 36420-1299
www.powersouth.com

GENERAL MANAGER
Gary Smith, President and CEO
gary.smith@powersouth.com

Tennessee Valley Authority

Huntsville Customer Service Center
4960 Corporate Drive, Suite 125F Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 430-4800 / Fax: (256) 430-4801
www.tva.gov

GENERAL MANAGER, ALABAMA DISTRICT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Kevin Chandler