Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation is a taxpaying corporation owned by those it serves (a "cooperative"). Its principle aim is to supply dependable electric energy to its members at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and good management.
REMC is governed by a 11-member board of directors who are elected at an annual meeting of its members. The board is primarily responsible for formulating policy and hiring a general manager, who oversees the day-to-day operation of the business.
We hope you will take an active part as a member of the Cooperative by attending the annual membership meetings and by knowing and observing the rules and regulations. In this way you will help us give the best possible service.
Members receive the REMC "The News Line" newsletter as part of the "Carolina Country" magazine each month. We urge you to read both publications regularly for important information about your electric membership corporation and rural electrification in North Carolina.
The annual membership meeting is held in October each year. The date, location and agenda are published in REMC's monthly newsletter. Through the annual meeting, a forum is provided at which REMC's Board of Directors is elected and members attend to any other business that requires a vote. Each member has one vote, regardless of the number of meters in his/her name.