French Broad EMC Campaign

Marshall, NC, copyright 2016 Google
Marshall, N.C. on the French Broad River, © 2016 Google

Get Involved

Sign On! If you are a French Broad EMC member and support the development of energy efficiency finance programs, sign this letter of support

If you would like to learn more about the campaign or want to get involved, contact Lauren Essick at (828) 262-1500, or email

French Broad Electric Membership Cooperative provides electric service to 33,000 residents and 3,000 businesses across Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey counties in southwestern North Carolina. For the past two years, French Broad EMC has been offering low-interest on-bill financing for high-efficiency “mini-split” electric heat pumps to its members. Our goal is for French Broad to expand that program to include weatherization and other energy efficiency improvements.

The Energy Savings team is reaching out to community-based organizations, agencies and energy efficiency businesses to generate support for that effort. As economic data illustrates, an expanded on-bill finance program for French Broad EMC members could provide substantial financial and economic benefits for the four-county service area.

French Broad EMC service territory facts

Avg. poverty rate 18.5%
Median income $17,000 – $20,000
Percent of homes more than 30 years old 51%

Download our French Broad EMC resource guide

French Broad Resource Guide

Download our French Broad EMC resource guide to learn more about public and private home energy services and assistance in Madison, Yancey and Mitchell counties

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