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The UPPER CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION (often shortened to UCEMC) is an electric power distribution cooperative. UCEMC is owned and operated by its members and distributes electric power through more than 4,500 miles of lines to more than 47,000 members located primarily in Jackson, Overton, Putnam and Smith Counties and northern DeKalb County. However, several members are served in the fringe counties of Clay, Fentress, Macon, Pickett, White and Wilson.

A board of nine directors elected by members from the membership directs UCEMC. A general manager, employed and directed by the board, manages operations of the cooperative with a staff of 133 employees.

UCEMC had assets of $180.8 million at the end of FY 2014. Operating revenue from the sale of 1,042,081,262 kilowatt hours and other revenue totaled $112 million from which it paid TVA $83 million for the power sold and $25.4 million for operating expenses and debt expense. The remaining margin of $4.2 million is being used to help finance new construction.

Bustling residential, commercial and industrial communities flourish in the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee due in large part to abundant and economical electric power distributed by the UPPER CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION.

UCEMC awarded Top Performer in TVA Heat Pump Program
Pictured from left: Ryan Leister, CEM Customer Service Manager with TVA, Tammie Key, Assistant General Manager with UCEMC and Dustine Roberts, Energy Utilization & Marketing, Program Manager with TVA.

One of TVA’s longest running efficiency programs, the Heat Pump Program promotes the installation of high-efficiency heat pumps in homes and small businesses by offering incentives to local power companies and dealers for installations.

TVA fosters a Quality Contractor Network (QCN) to maintain high installations standards. An added benefit for QCN members has been a sales promotion for qualifying installations to help increase the number of heat pumps in the Tennessee Valley. This promotion alone achieved more than 7.7 GWh of savings.

UCEMC received an award for being one of the Top Performers in Heat Pumps from TVA. UCEMC was fourth in the Valley in heat pumps installed relative to energy efficiency projects.


UCEMCCares, Inc.
UCEMCCares, Inc. funds are returned to the communities UCEMC serves through grants to qualified organizations. To qualify for a grant please complete an Application for Organization/Agency. 

eScore Home Improvement Program
Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are pleased to announce eScore, a home energy improvement offer that provides homeowners with simple ways to make existing homes as energy efficient as possible.  Through instant rebates on eligible improvements performed by members of the Quality Contractor Network (QCN), eScore allows homeowners to work toward a perfect score of 10 at their own pace, re-engaging with the program as many times as needed to achieve their home's best possible energy performance.  eScore is currently an exclusive offer to residential customers served by UCEMC.  Please visit the following link www.2escore.com for more information.


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To apply for a UCEMCCares, Inc. grant, an Application for Organization/Agency must be completed and submitted.  Applications are available at your local UCEMC office, or download the APPLICATION FORM.




UCEMCCares, Inc. Grants Awarded

UCEMCCares, Inc, is a voluntary contribution.

To OPT-OUT you may contact your local office or EMAIL your decision to us.


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