Who We Service

We provide electric service to members within Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.

Who We Are

Four County Electric Membership Corporation was established in 1937 by a group of community leaders working together to bring electricity to the rural areas.

The first lines were built in 1938 with a loan from the U.S. Rural Electrification Administration. Today, more than 5,000 miles of overhead, underground, and transmission lines provide reliable electric service to over 33,400 services which include residences, farms, businesses, industries, churches and schools.

As a Cooperative, Four County operates on a not-for-profit basis, with the Co-op members as its owners.

Through a member-elected Board of Directors, each person is given a voice in how the Co-op is operated. This Board of Directors is elected in staggered three-year terms at the annual meeting, with each member having one vote.

Mission and Bylaws

To provide highly reliable electric services, innovative energy solutions and outstanding service to our Members and Communities.


To view the Four County Electric Membership Corporation bylaws, click below.

Our Vision

To be an advocate for our Members by:
  • Exceeding Members’ expectations
  • Utilizing well trained, motivated employees
  • Achieving excellence
  • Operating efficiently
  • Maintaining hometown values

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Excellence

Service Area

Four County Electric is committed to providing its members with the best and most reliable electric service possible.

As of April 2021, more than 5,000 miles of overhead, underground and transmission lines, as well as 31 substations, provided reliable electric service to over 33,800 services in Bladen, Duplin, Pender and Sampson counties. The co-op also serves a small number of services in Columbus and Onslow counties.

If you or your business is interested in obtaining electric service through Four County EMC, please contact us toll free at 1-888-368-7289. Or you may apply here for service online. New business clients will need a tax identification number.

Is there a power outage in your area?

When there's an emergency, we respond promptly and efficiently to any report in your community or neighborhood.