Business Structure and Mission
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation is a nonprofit, member-owned and democratically controlled electric cooperative. Our mission is to provide members (all those who purchase electricity from Gibson EMC) with safe and reliable electric service at an affordable price.
Gibson EMC was formed in 1936 by people in this area who had been told it would be too costly to extend electric lines and provide service to the rural areas. These determined men and women joined together and started their own electric cooperative.
Service Area and Membership
Today, Gibson EMC serves 35,000 members over 2,900 miles of line in eight Northwest Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Madison,Obion and Weakley) and four Southwest Kentucky counties (Hickman, Fulton, Carlisle and Graves).
Member Service Centers
Gibson EMC’s corporate office is located in Trenton, Tennessee. Satellite member service centers are located in Alamo, Hickman, Trenton, Troy, and Tiptonville. (Click here for addresses and telephone numbers.)
President and CEO
Board of Trustees
Steve Sanders, Chairman, District 1
Don Leathers, Vice Chairman, District 11
Keith Heglar, Secretary-Treasurer, District 2
Bob McCurdy, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, District 8
Rana Buchanan, District 7
Keith Forrester, District 10
Larry Hicks, District 4
Joan Mouser, District 6
Tony Bargery, District 3
Richard Skiles, District 9
David Kimbell, District 12
Wray Pulliam, District 5
(Click here to view a map of the service area by district.)
Gibson EMC has 97 full-time employees who are knowledgeable, skilled and stand ready to serve the co-op’s customer-owners 24 hours-a-day every day.
Gibson EMC purchases power from the Tennessee Valley Authority. About 77 cents of every dollar Gibson EMC collects from its members goes to TVA for power costs. Within that amount is a power cost adjustment charge (PCA). The PCA includes the cost of fuel for generation (coal, nuclear and natural gas) and the cost of power purchased on the open market. The PCA also collects costs associated with any load diversity. The PCA will not generate additional revenue for Gibson EMC.