Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has an excellent reputation for keeping power on 99.97% of the time; however, Mother Nature can wreak havoc on our electrical system in a matter of minutes. Because our member-owners live and farm in rural Virginia, many miles of electric lines are exposed to any weather condition.
A cooperative representative will work with member-owners or licensed electricians to correctly determine what size generator they may need to keep their home or farm with electrical current during an extended outage. With our new meter technology, we can now determine the maximum kW a residential account is using over time, which will help members determine the correct size generator that will be needed. MEC members can contact their local district office for more details.