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Membership Benefits

Becoming a member is easy!

A minimal $10 fee secures your Duck River Electric membership. Membership fees are paid upon applying for electric service in the DREMC service area. Establishing electric service may also require additional fees.

With your membership are several benefits, including these below.

COMMUNITY DRIVEN

The DREMC team works to improve the sustainability and well-being of the communities we serve. We invest in local economies by helping improve infrastructure and supporting community growth.

MEMBER-OWNED

Because DREMC is member-owned and operated, democratic processes allow members to vote in annual cooperative board elections for which directors are nominated from among the members. Cooperatives encourage members to voice their thoughts and ideas. Your electric cooperative works for the good of the community and adheres to these seven guiding principles:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training, and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community

LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Your DREMC board members are from your community, and because they work and/or live in your community and raise their families there, they likely want the same things you want. This provides local control. Your board directors listen and respond to members’ suggestions and requests.

We invite you to attend DREMC’s Annual Membership Meeting and participate in the election of directors, the business session and the decision-making process of your electric cooperative. Watch for annual meeting announcements each year!

As a residential member, you will receive a subscription to The Tennessee Magazine, which contains information about your cooperative and the services we offer. The magazine is mailed to your home each month. If you have questions about the magazine or ideas for stories, please email DREMC’s co-op news editor, or call 931-680-5880.

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DREMC membership offers you access to lots of free programs and services that add value to being a part of the cooperative. To learn more, click here.