Second Oldest Electric Cooperative In America

 As the second oldest rural electric cooperative in the United States, Pontotoc Electric Power Association has been “Pioneers in America’s Rural Electrification.” Since 1935, we’ve been distributing the power of electric energy to homes and schools, stores and offices, farms and factories across Northeast Mississippi.

Pontotoc Electric buys electricity generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and then distributes it for sale to our customers. This allows us to offer some of the lowest electric rates in the nation. We serve customers in a franchised area that extends into parts of five counties, which are Pontotoc, Calhoun, Union, Lafayette, and Chickasaw. Some customers are also served by mutual agreement in LeeCounty. Pontotoc Electric Power Association also serves the entire incorporated municipalities of Pontotoc, Bruce, Ecru, Pittsboro, Algoma and Toccopola.

The technology and equipment used to operate a power system has changed a lot over the years. However, one thing has not changed – the dedication of the employees and directors to provide our members with very reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound business practices.

We are proud of our past. As for the future, we remain focused on being Pioneers in America’s Rural Electrification.

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Quick Facts

  • Total Electric Customers: 19,111
  • C~I Customers              <50kW Demand: 3,284
  • C~I Customers                 51-4,999kW Demand: 282
  • C~I Customers         >5,000kW Demand: 1
  • Total System Assets:       $73,145.539
  • Total Taxes Paid FY 2017: $533,711
  • Miles Of Line: 1,708
  • 11 Customers/Mile of Line
  • Average Residential Use: 1,221 kWh/Month
  • Delivery Points: 6
  • Average Load Factor: 61.43%
  • Fulltime Employees: 68
*As of June 2017