South River Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative whose headquarters is in Dunn, North Carolina. The Cooperative also has a District Operations Center in Fayetteville for the convenience of our membership.
Our Cooperative serves over 43,000 consumer/members in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. South River EMC has 107 employees and is owned and operated by the consumer/members who use its services. The company is managed by CEO & Executive Vice President Chris Spears. A slate of nine directors is elected by the members at the annual meeting on the basis of one vote per member. Directors serve three-consecutive-year term before being eligible for re-election.
South River EMC is a non-profit organization chartered in 1940. The cooperative's electric plant is valued in excess of $200 million. The cooperative has just over 4,570 miles of energized distribution and transmission lines and 36 substations.
South River EMC is a member of the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, Tarheel Electric Membership Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.