Membership In Your Local Electric Cooperative

Plug into the power of being a member!

Membership in your local Energy cooperative is a powerful thing.

This means you have an energy source you can trust to look out for your community’s best interests.

Membership Benefits

Energy Efficient Programs & Resources

When you are a part of Brunswick Electric, you’re not just a customer – you’re a member!

BEMC is a non-profit electric cooperative, owned by the members we serve. Our mission is to provide you with safe, reliable power at the lowest possible cost.

When you sign up for electric service from BEMC your membership entitles you to benefits such as our Co-op Connections discount program, low-cost loans to improve your home’s energy efficiency, and resources designed to help you save energy and money. We invite you to explore this website and encourage you to review the information below to help you get the most out of your membership. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about your account. We’re here to serve you.

Take control of your account with SmartHub®

SmartHub is a tool that allows you to view your electric usage in near real-time, by day, month and year, view and pay your bill, and if you have a prepaid account, purchase power. This tool is free and secure and available on your computer or mobile device.

Take control of your monthly power bill

With our PrePay Power program you pay for your power in advance when you need it. No monthly bill to worry about, no deposit to start service, and no disconnect or reconnect fees if you let your balance run out. And email alerts will let you know when you’re getting low on purchased power.

Improve your home’s efficiency with a Weatherization Loan from BEMC

If you are ready to increase efficiency in your home, but don’t know how to pay for it, BEMC can help. We have been loaning funds to our members since 1989 to help with improvements such as new windows, heat pumps and insulation through this low-interest program.

Cooperative Services

Member Resources

Are you a new member looking for more information about your cooperative?
Need help reading and understanding your BEMC electric bill?
Need information about new residential construction and accessibility of electric meters in a designated flood zone?

Co-op Connections®

Save money on your every day purchases

Go beyond the card and save with the Co-op Connections® discount program app! The free app gives you access to local, national and online discounts for dining, entertainment, prescriptions and more, all because you’re a BEMC member.


Energy Saving Tips & Tools

Learn how to save energy with help from local experts

Our Tips & Tools video series is designed to help you learn how to manage your energy usage, provide helpful safety tips, and offers step-by-step tutorials on some of the simplest projects you can do around your home to possibly save money on your electric bill.

Interested in energy efficiency?

  • Check out our Tips & Tools for information about increasing energy efficiency and saving money on your electric bill.
  • Go to for energy-saving information for every part of your home, help to choose the most beneficial projects, how-to videos, and much more.
  • Read your monthly issue of Carolina Country magazine. Your BEMC Member Matters newsletter is in the middle of each issue of the magazine and includes tips to help you save on your energy bill.
  • Visit any BEMC office for booklets about using energy wisely and safely.
Affordable Energy Savings

Providing free resources designed to help you save energy and money

As your local electric cooperative it is our goal to provide you the best value for every kWh purchased. With that goal in mind, we offer multiple resources to help you save energy and money, both from our local experts and through our membership with Touchstone Energy.