Attention Seniors:

Scholarship applications are now available!

Application packets for a $1,000 scholarship to the school of choice were recently mailed to local high school counselors. Check with your counselor or call the office to request an application packet. All completed applications must be received at the AREA office (address inside the packet) in Montgomery by the close of business on Feb. 26, 2016. SMEC does not accept completed applications.


Efficiency Loans

eScore program

SMEC is partnering with TVA to offer off-bill financing opportunities to qualifying co-op members for home improvements and weatherization measures. Co-op members may dial 1-855-2eScore (1-855-237-2673) or click on the link below for more information.

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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.

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My Service

  • Establish Service

    New services or simple reconnects will find the information needed to purchase a membership and apply for electric service.

  • Pay My Bill

    Learn all the options available to members paying monthly electric bills.

  • Member FAQ

    Several areas of concern are listed in the questions and answers section. 

  • Mobile Apps

    Smart phone and smart device users may prefer to install the SMEC app for a faster way to access the website or to pay a bill.

Alabama Living




The SMEC office will be closed Friday, Jan. 1. If you have an emergency or a power outage, dial the local SMEC telephone number for your area to report it. Read More
SMEC is closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Holiday. Crews are always on call for outages and emergency situations. Please be weather aware and prepared for... Read More
All power has been restored at this time in the Henagar area. If you are still experiencing an outage, please call the office to report it. As always... Read More
SMEC will have a brief power outage in the Henagar area for emergency repairs. The outage should be less than 30 minutes. Read More
Did you know SMEC has a new bill pay feature? It's a dedicated phone line for members to dial 1-844-PAY-SMEC to pay one or several electric bills by credit... Read More
The office of SMEC will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of Independence Day, which is commonly known as Fourth of July. This holiday is associated... Read More
During these extreme temperatures, your friends at SMEC encourage you to stay hydrated, make sure your pets have plenty of water and please remember to... Read More
If you are a Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative internet customer and are unable to pay your SMEC bill online, we are aware of the issue. FTC has assured... Read More
All power has been restored within the SMEC service area at this time. The cause of the outages was beyond our control, but we still regret the inconvenience... Read More
Last night TVA lost power in the Henagar, Rainsville and Grove Oak substations causing widespread outages. At this time all power from that incident has... Read More
Two lucky members will receive free electricity up to $200 per month for 12 months as a Grand Prize Winner at the 75th anniversary of SMEC. Registration... Read More
First 800 members registered at the 2015 SMEC Annual Meeting Saturday morning, April 18, will receive one of these 10 1/4-inch Cast Iron Skillets. The... Read More
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Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative

402 Main Street West
P.O. Box 277
Rainsville, AL 35986

In case of power outages, you may call us 24 hours a day!

Local Telephone Numbers

(256) 638-2153    (256) 657-5137
(256) 845-1511    (256) 659-2153
(256) 635-6344    (877) 843-2512

Office Hours

Weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except holidays

Bill Payment Questions

For questions regarding electric bill payments or arrangements, please call the office and speak with one of the representatives.

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