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 members/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 North Mississippi counties, which are Pontotoc, Calhoun, Union, Lafayette, and Chickasaw. Some customers are also served by mutual agreement in Lee County. 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/customers with very reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound business practices.

  Pontotoc Electric Power Association has and will continue to actively partner with economic development groups to help businesses and industries locate or expand in communities within Pontotoc Electric's service area. Such partnering helps ensure a bright future for the areas and the citizens who are served by Pontotoc Electric Power Association.

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

Economic Development Links

  • Mississippi Development Authority - Access this site for the state of Mississippi’s economic and community development agency, with approximately 300 employees engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers throughout Mississippi.

  • North Mississippi Industrial Development Association - Funded by North Mississippi’s Electrical Power Distributors and the Tennessee Valley Authority, NMIDA works directly with industries and supports regional, state, and local agencies in connecting prospective and existing industries with opportunities and resources.

  • Three Rivers Planning and Development District, IncThree Rivers is a private, non-profit organization formed by local government entities and business leaders to promote overall economic development, foster responsible short- and long-term community planning, and to aid general civic, social, and economic development.

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