The Cooperative Difference
As an electric cooperative, Jones-Onslow EMC is proud to be a partner with the communities we serve.
Electric Cooperatives Are:
- Private independent electric utility businesses
- Incorporated under the laws of the states in which they operate
- Established to provide at-cost electric service
- Owned by the consumers they serve
- Governed by a board of directors elected from the membership, which sets policies and procedures that are implemented by the cooperatives’ professional staff
Most electric co-ops are distribution cooperatives that deliver electricity to the consumer. Some are generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that both generate and transmit electricity to meet the power needs of distribution cooperatives.
In addition to electric service, many electric co-ops are involved in community development and revitalization projects, e.g., small business development and job creation, improvement of water and sewer systems and assistance in delivery of health care and educational services.