Celebrating National Co-op Month…

October is National Cooperative Month, an annual recognition of the ways electric co-ops like JOEMC are building a brighter future for our members and communities. Co-op innovation is at the center of these efforts, as we are continually seeking new solutions and technologies to expand services, find efficiencies and strengthen the electric grid.

Power no longer moves in a linear path from our cooperative to our members. Instead, cooperatives are coordinating a variety of energy resources distributed across the grid, including solar, microgrids, battery storage and even smart thermostats and water heater controls. By implementing and coordinating these resources, JOEMC is advancing the way the grid is managed to provide you a higher level of service and value.


Consider signing up for one of these innovative grid programs:

  • Connect to Save Program. By enrolling in our smart thermostat and water heater control program, you can help manage demand for power during times of high energy use, which helps lower energy costs for the entire cooperative membership. The co-op remotely adjusts the temperature of your thermostat or water heater by just a few degrees during peak events to help balance load on the system. These adjustments can always be overridden, though in most cases you won’t even notice a difference. To learn more click here.
  • NC GreenPower. JOEMC members can voluntarily donate in support of the development of renewable energy resources across the state. Donations will be used to add green energy to the power grid, support carbon offset projects, and provide grants for solar educational installations at K-12 schools. For more information click here.
  • Energy Usage Notifications. Did you know you could set up alert notifications to make you aware of high usage on your account and avoid unwanted “surprises” on your electric bill? These notifications alert members when their daily energy usage exceeds a threshold that they have set up. Log-in to your online account at the member portal and look for “Notifications”.