Learn About WEC
Wiregrass Electric Cooperative is committed to providing quality electrical service as well as improving the quality of life of its consumers through a variety of programs and services available to all consumers.
WEC tackled the massive job of bringing electricity to rural areas of Southeast Alabama (the Wiregrass) more than half a century ago. Today, through the use of innovative technology, the Cooperative is leading the way in assuring a progressive future amid new challenges posed by the 21st century. However, the principle on which it was organized in 1939 remains unchanged — created by people, for people.
WEC has put technology to work throughout the company with the introduction of the Auto-Meter Program. Through substation upgrades and conversion of each meter to a digital automated meter that can be read by a remote computer, the Cooperative reports benefits to include employee and cooperative efficiency and cost-effectiveness while delivering improved customer service to all consumers.
The goal when WEC was formed in 1939 was to serve the electrical needs of rural areas which the large power companies found unprofitable. Now, with electricity commonplace and taken for granted except on occasions when a power outage occurs, the Cooperative is involved in meeting the needs of its consumers in a high-tech, less rural world.
Locally owned and controlled by the members it serves, WEC provides electric service to over 22,000 consumer-members in Houston and Geneva Counties in Alabama and parts of Dale, Coffee and Covington Counties with almost 4,000 miles of line and an average of 5.69 meters per mile. Daily business of the Cooperative is carried out at its headquarters in Hartford and at the district offices located in Dothan, Ashford and Samson. (Click below to view maps.) Currently the Cooperative has a total of 62 employees.
- Dothan — 6167 Fortner St.
- Ashford — 1066 Ashford Highway
- Hartford — 509 N. State Highway 167
- Samson — 13148 W. State Highway 52
All offices are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For business services call 1-800-239-4602. To report an outage, call the toll-free 24-hour hotline at: 1-888-469-6882.
WEC purchases wholesale power from PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative of which Wiregrass Electric is a member/owner, located in Andalusia, AL.