About FBEMC


Your Electric Cooperative

Service Area


What is an Electric Cooperative?

Rural Electricity: After the Great Depression, private electric power companies were not interested in building power lines to offer electrical service to the rural communities because it was not economical. So, rural communities banded together to form Electric Co-ops…

Coop Timeline:

Our History: French Broad EMC was formed in 1939 by community members determined to provide electrical service to the under-served rural areas in Madison County. We now have 22 substations, serving more than 40,000 accounts for members in four counties in Western North Carolina and two in Eastern Tennessee.


Meet Your Co-op Board Of Directors

French Broad EMC is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. The Cooperative’s service territory is divided into five districts, each of which is represented by members from that district who are elected to serve on the Board.

District 1:

Madison County

District 2:

Buncombe County

Treasurer

District 3:

Yancey County

Vice President

Assistant Treasurer

Assistant Secretary

District 4:

Mitchell County

District 5:

Unicoi County

Director


Three Local Offices to Serve You:

Marshall Office

3043 Highway 213

Marshall, NC, 28754

  • P.O. Box 9, Marshall, NC, 28753

  • 828.649.2051

  • 828.649.2989 (fax)

Burnsville Office

650 West Main Street

Burnsville, NC, 28714

  • P.O. Box 307, Burnsville, NC, 28714

  • 828.682.6121

  • 828.682.7959 (fax)

Bakersville Office

381 Crimson Laurel Way

Bakersville, NC, 28705

  • P.O. Box 43, Bakersville, NC, 28705

  • 828.688.4815

  • 828.688.4557 (fax)


MORE INFO

Rates & Fees

Application forms for membership programs & details about electric service rates/fees.

Outage Info

What to expect in the case of a power outage.

Electrical Safety

A few things you can check in your home today to increase electrical safety

OFFICE HOURS

8:00am – 4:30pm

MARSHALL PHONE

828.649.2051

WORKING HOURS

8:00am – 4:30pm

MARSHALL PHONE

828.649.2051