The Cooperative, Inc. (MEC) corporate office is located in Mountain City, Tennessee covering the northeast Tennessee and northwest North Carolina area. MEC is a member owned electric cooperative that was formed on April 1, 1941 by area farmers and residents. The mission of Mountain Electric Cooperative is to “Strive to fulfill our member’s needs for affordable electricity, utility related services and community support”. This top-of-the-line electricity provider meets the demands of a high-tech world generating power to over 33,000 residents and businesses in an area of 700 square miles. They also have faster and easier account management online.