Tackle DIY Projects Safely

Do-it-yourself (DIY) offers a great way to save money and learn new skills. But before you tackle that home improvement project you saw online or on cable TV, practice these safety measures to avoid injury while getting game-winning results. Score Points With Safety Equipment Just like a helmet and pads are required on a football… Read More

Thanks for the POWER BLINK Mr. Squirrel

If your power goes out or “blinks” on a calm, storm-free day, you probably wonder why. In spring and early summer, critters, especially squirrels and snakes, are busy nesting and feeding and they often find their way to power poles and other equipment that is a part of Jones-Onslow’s electrical distribution system. Additionally, despite an… Read More

Protect Your High-Tech Life

After a long day, you check out Facebook or Instagram and look up a recipe online for dinner. After dinner, the family sits down to watch a television show on the DVR or Netflix, and your son does homework on the computer. One power surge, however, could make that all go away. Electronics that are… Read More

Signing Up for Automatic Draft Means One Less Thing to Remember

One less worry. One less stamp. One less errand. Take advantage of our FREE Automatic Draft service and your monthly electric bill will be securely drafted from your checking account or your credit or debit card. You’ll still receive a statement by mail or email each month and the amount will be drafted on the… Read More

Paying Your Electric Bill — Easy and Convenient as Ever…

Paying your electric bill is easy and convenient with JOEMC’s Remote Payment Kiosks located right in your neighborhood. Using our kiosks are free AND the payment posts to your account immediately, just as if you had driven to our office to pay it. In fact, we now have a drive-thru kiosk at our Jacksonville Office…. Read More

Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

Annually, JOEMC funds scholar-ships for twenty-eight outstanding students in our communities. Twenty-four were graduating high school seniors, and four were community college students. Students that attended high school in Onslow County were selected in conjunction with the school system and its Sponsors For Academic Talent (S.A.T.) Program and received their scholarships at the May S.A.T…. Read More

Summer Energy Efficiency: Myth Versus Fact

Myth (noun) \ ˈmith  \ — A widely held but false belief or idea. Check out these myths associated with energy efficiency. MYTH #1 When I’m not home, keeping my air conditioner at a lower temperature throughout the day means it doesn’t have to run harder to cool my home when I return. FACT To save energy, set… Read More

Defining Degree Days

Weather can have a major impact on energy bills, and when the outdoor temperatures become extreme, your heating and cooling equipment works harder to keep your home comfortable. Did you know the energy experts at JOEMC use degree days to anticipate heating and cooling needs for you, our consumer-members? Never heard of a degree day?… Read More

From the CEO: Stay Back and Stay Safe

Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, especially for lineworkers. In fact, USA Today lists line repairers and installers among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. That’s why at JOEMC, safety is our number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time we have created a culture of putting our crews’ safety… Read More

Stay Cool During the Dog Days of Summer with Home Energy Savings

It’s the hottest time of the year, but you can take a few cues from Fido to stay cool during these dog days of summer and keep a tight leash on energy use! THROW YOUR AIR CONDITIONER A BONE When it’s hot outside, your air conditioner needs all the help it can get. Open interior… Read More

Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 24-30

Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning kills an average of 47 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured. Learn how to stay safe and learn more about… Read More

Power of Community: Marian Jones

The year was 1966. The average cost of a new home was $14,200; the average household income per year was $9,600; miniskirts were all the rage in fashion; and Star Trek and Batman made their debuts on television. And Marian Jones started working at Jones-Onslow EMC. Meet Marian. She’s a Consumer Representative at the cooperative,… Read More

Stay Plugged In

Going out of the country for an extended period of time? Storm in our area and you want to see an up-to-date outage map? Wondering if we service the new location where you're moving? Maybe you want to set up an automatic draft or just manage your account? Our resource page has all the information you need at the click of button.