Who We Are
The Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, (UCEMC), was formed by citizens of the Upper Cumberland Region led by R.W. Royster, H.W. Kemp, J.W. Jellicorse and Lee Harris from Smith County, J.B. Cassetty and Guy Maddux from Jackson County and Solon McDonald from Putnam County. After the group met to discuss the strategy and procedure to form an electric cooperative, UCEMC was incorporated July 1, 1938. Since our inception as a non-profit, member-owned cooperative, UCEMC has strived to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to all members in the Upper Cumberland region.
Today UCEMC employs 125 people and distributes electric power through 4,600 miles of lines to more than 51,000 members located primarily in Jackson, Overton, Putnam, and Smith counties, and parts of northern DeKalb County. Several members are served in the fringe areas of Clay, Fentress, Macon, Pickett, White, and Wilson counties.