Welcome to Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution utility
serving over 30,700 members in portions of DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and
Cherokee counties. The cooperative is located in northeast Alabama and
it purchases power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, who is currently
the nation’s largest generator of electricity.
cooperative was organized on March 25, 1940 for the benefit of
providing electric service to the people in rural areas at the lowest
cost possible, consistent with sound business practices. In addition,
this cooperative is a working partner for economic and environmental
growth in the communities it serves. The service area covers over 990 square miles of territory in the northeast corner of Alabama including 19 incorporated towns.
A nine-member board of directors is the
governing body of the cooperative. Directors are elected each year at
annual meeting to a three-year term. A director must be a cooperative
member and must reside in the district they serve.
The board of directors hires the general manager to oversee the
day-to-day business of the cooperative. A total of 76 employees
including the general manager and staff are responsible for the daily
operation of this organization