Becoming a Member

Holston Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility system that provides electric service to its members. Anyone desiring service is required to become a member of the cooperative. To apply for service, please print out and complete the application for service.  You may return the application and a copy of your driver’s license to Holston Electric Cooperative by fax (423) 272-8447 or by mail at P.O. Box 190, Rogersville, TN  37857.  Upon receipt of your application and drivers license copy a customer service representative will contact you by phone during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm EST) of the work days (Monday – Friday) to complete the application process.

Initial Fees

Membership – A five-dollar ($5.00) membership fee is required of every member.  This fee is returned to the customer when all service accounts are closed.  Holston Electric Cooperative requires prospective members who wish to receive service to submit a membership application with the following information:

   1.   Name, spouse information, mailing and service address, telephone numbers

   2.   Social Security or relevant tax number(s) of member, spouse

   3.   Contact Information, employment, government issued identification

   4.   Statement of whether rental or owned, including a purchase agreement, copy of lease, or rent receipt

The applicant must also present to the Member Service Representative a state issued picture identification that is verified visually as proof of identity.



The residential deposit amount is based on your credit history and is supplied by Online Utility Exchange.  

All Others-

An amount up to twice the average monthly or estimated bill.  Any amount exceeding $500.00 may be satisfied by the member furnishing to Holston Electric an acceptable surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit on such terms and forms and forms as determined by management.   A minimum deposit of $50.00 is required for fences, pumps, barns, etc.

Meter Set Charge – The initial connection fee or meter set charge is $25.