NEMEPA maintains 24-hour service for our members. Should you need assistance after hours or on a holiday, please call the office and follow the instructions carefully to report your problem. Customers requesting power to be connected after hours will be required to pay an overtime charge. View our Fees and Deposits page.
The entire amount of the membership, service fee, and deposit are required to be paid in advance with the exception of high-risk applicants. High-risk applicants may be allowed to pay a portion of the deposit over a period of time. This does not apply to all high-risk applicants. Please consult with the customer service representative when applying.
Budget billing is a flat fee that you pay every month for a year, and at the end of that year, you have to settle your account with the company. Levelized billing is a 12 month rolling average of your electric usage. This helps to regulate your bill and keeps you from having drastic changes in the hot and cold months. View our Billing Options page. We do not offer budget billing.
Power interruptions or blinks protect the lines and equipment as well as the general public. Common reasons for power outages are animals, lightning, high winds, vegetation, automobile accidents, and equipment failures. If you experience a high frequency of blinking lights, please call the office and report your problem. The cause of blinking lights is much harder to find and repair than a power outage.
North East Mississippi Electric Power Association (NEMEPA) is a member-owned Cooperative regulated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). TVA only allows rate adjustments based on the type of use: residential or commercial.
Deposits are collected to protect the Association from losses due to uncollectable bills. The current policy only allows customers to get a portion of their “High Risk” deposit back, once they have demonstrated excellent payment history. All deposits collect interest to be paid when the account is closed.
North East Mississippi Electric Power Association (NEMEPA) maintains over 2,000 miles of line. Keeping the right-of-way cut back is very costly. When NEMEPA is clearing right-of-way, we make every attempt to clean up around customer’s homes and sensitive areas.
NEMEPA will assist customers who want or need trees cut within close proximity of the power line. Although we down the trees at no charge, NEMEPA will not clean up the debris.
If your home is completely electric, there are many ways to lower the cost of your bill. The first thing to look at is the efficiency of your heating/cooling systems. They can consume between 50% and 60% of your bill in the peak winter/summer months. Another thing that will affect your bill is the quality of insulation in your attic and walls. You can contact us about any questions in regards to metering at your home or concerns with improvements that could be done to save on your electric bill. View our Energy Saving Tips page.
With the automated metering system, North East Mississippi Electric Power Association (NEMEPA) reads all meters electronically. We do perform occasional verification checks and investigate reading problems.
To assist members on fixed incomes, North East Mississippi Electric Power Association (NEMEPA) offers a Coordinated Billing Program. The program allows qualifying members a choice of either the 5th or the 20th as the due date for their electric bills. View our Coordinated Billing Program (PDF).