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Offices closed

Monday, Nov 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday/Friday, Nov 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving

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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

  • Link to Establish Service
    Establish Service

    New services or simple reconnects will find the information needed to purchase a membership and apply for electric service.
  • Link to Pay Bill Online
    Pay My Bill

    Learn all the options available to members paying monthly electric bills.
  • Link to FAQ
    Member FAQ

    Several areas of concern are listed in the questions and answers section. 
  • Link to Mobile Apps
    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.

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November 8, 2019
The SMEC office will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran's Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Except for holiday... Read More
November 7, 2019
Scammers are back in the Sand Mountain Electric Co-op (SMEC) area again demanding payment for past due power bills. It seems like the beginning of Nov... Read More
July 5, 2019
IMPORTANT NOTICE The SMEC power bill payments system will be unavailable on Friday, July 5th from 4:00 p.m. until midnight for annual system mainten... Read More
July 3, 2019
Happy Independence Day! The office of Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative will be closed all day Thursday, July 4. Regular office hours will resume on... Read More
July 3, 2019
Open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. except holidays. Read More
June 3, 2019
Lineman's Appreciation Day is today in Alabama and it is a great opportunity to say THANK YOU to our SMEC Linemen! They work around the clock, if ne... Read More
May 26, 2019
Sand Mountain Electric Co-op is closed tomorrow, May 27 for Memorial Day. If you have an emergency or your power is off dial 256-638-2153 or any of... Read More
April 26, 2019
Today's the day folks! Come out to the DeKalb Schools Coliseum to register for cash and electric bill credit for one year! Please share this post on... Read More
January 31, 2019
SMEC will be performing computer system maintenance Friday, Feb. 1 beginning at 4:15 p.m. Bill payments cannot be made until around 8:15 p.m. As alwa... Read More
December 20, 2018
The management and employees of SMEC wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The co-op office will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25 and also on J... Read More
November 21, 2018
SMEC's office will be closed Nov. 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving. As normal, crews are on-call over Holidays and weekends to assist members if needed. If yo... Read More
July 23, 2018
The entire substation in Collinsville is out of power and it is a TVA problem. They currently have crews enroute to the scene to identify the problem... 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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