Setting Your Thermostat

If you set your thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter, when it is 19 degrees outside, your heating systems have to work hard to make up that 49-degree difference. Your HVAC unit and your water heater work harder and cycle on and off more often, making your usage much higher.

That means your bill will be much higher. Even when members use other sources of heat, often times an electric blower is used to supplement a gas heater or fireplace which will run more during times of extreme cold and contribute to higher usage.

High Bills

Arkansas and several other states in the Midwest have been experiencing lower than average freezing temperatures this winter. Unfortunately, the extreme temperature fluctuations reflect directly on your energy bill and may be the reason many MCEC members have higher than normal bills. 

Bringing Power to Guatemalan Villages

In a joint effort with other Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Mississippi County Electric Cooperative participated in a mission trip to Central America.

A representative from MCEC traveled to Guatemala joining mission crews from around the state to help electrify rural areas of the country. Keith Uselton, MCEC’s representative, shared some wonderful photos of his time in electrifying local villages.

2016 Youth Tour to Washington, DC

April 1, 2016

This spring, MCEC will select two local High School juniors to attend the 2016 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Youth Tour.  Winners will be selected via an essay contest about rural electrification.  Applicants must be High School juniors and their parents/guardians must be members of Mississippi County Electric Cooperative.

For further details, please see the attached PDF below.

He's done his time on the line

June 8, 2015

Keeley Wheeler Retires, After 40 Years of Service, 

from Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc.


The Board of Directors and employees of Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc., along with rest 

of the cooperative family across the state, would like to congratulate Keeley Wheeler on his recent 

retirement from MCEC. Mr. Wheeler has been a revered employee at MCEC for the last 40 years. 


EPA CO2 Rules: Not a good fit for Arkansas

July 31, 2014

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has published a fact sheet regarding the EPA's Carbon Dioxide (CO2) rules regarding existing power plants (see attachment below).  Also, keep your eyes out for their upcoming Public Service Announcement regarding the effects this rule would have on all Arkansas residents.

Please read, share, and then go to to let the EPA know you do not agree with their proposed rules.

Natural Gas Price Spikes Lead to Increased Bills

Natural gas price spikes lead to increased electric bills for cooperative members

Little Rock, Ark. — Feb. 11, 2014 — Arkansas electric cooperatives are setting new peaks for power consumption this winter as it is the coldest winter the state has experienced in 20 years. Higher than normal usage results in higher than normal bills, and this year higher prices in the natural gas market have added to the burden on consumers.