South River Electric Membership Corp.


Utilities - Electric and Gas

About Us

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 46,000 consumer/members in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. South River EMC has 103 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.


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Rep/Contact Info

Julie McLeod
Catherine O'Dell
Chris M. Spears
Executive Vice President & CEO