Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation is a not for profit electric utility owned by the more than 52,000 members that we serve in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson and Scotland counties. We currently serve more than 60,000 accounts, over 77,000 power poles, spanning more than 5,600 miles across those 4 eastern North Carolina counties.

Mission Statement

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation is a member owner-business. It is committed to providing electric and other value-added services that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. Our dedicated employee team delivers high quality, competitively priced products and services. We are committed to continuous improvement and to make Lumbee River EMC our customers' first choice.

Motto and Philosophy: Safety & Members First!

Lumbee River Facts In Numbers

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More About Us


We were first organized on March 15, 1940


We have 5 offices


Our headquarters office is located in Red Springs, NC in Robeson County


We have 28 substations


We have 122 employees


We serve in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, and Scotland counties

Membership Organizations


North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

All of North Carolina's 26 electric distribution cooperativees recieve electricity through NCEMC, a power generation and transmission cooperative.


North Carolina's Association of Electric Cooperatives, INC

An association of North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives, is a service association formed to provide services more efficiently and economically for co-op member systems like Lumbee River.


National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

This service organization is dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the members they serve across the United States.


Touchstone Energy

An alliance of consumer-owned electric cooperatives dedicated to providing members with reliable, high-quality service at competitive prices.