Our Mission

Powered by our members to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Our Vision

To deliver service excellence and embrace innovation for the future needs of our members and communities.

Cooperative Business Model

From the outside, many co-ops look like any other business, since a co-op provides products and services like conventional businesses do. But it's what goes on behind the scene that makes cooperatives different. They operate under seven guiding principles.

 Member-ownership means:

  • You elect fellow members to the Board of Directors who make the policies that control the operation of the cooperative.

  • We create and enforce strong internal control policies to safeguard cooperative assets.

  • We maintain accurate accounting records and respond promptly to financial requirements.

  • Any amount of the cooperative’s monthly bills that are in excess of the actual operating costs are credited to each member based on the member's total energy use during the year. (See Capital Credits)

CCEC is not-for-profit and is owned and controlled by you, the members; there are no outside investors.


To view the Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative bylaws, click Official Bylaws.

Service Territory

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative serves members in Carteret County from Cedar Point and Emerald Isle in the west to Cedar Island, excluding the towns of Newport, Morehead City, Beaufort and Atlantic Beach. The co-op also serves members in Craven County along Highway 101 north of Beaufort into Craven County, as well as in Havelock up to the intersection of Highway 70 and Fontana Boulevard. Service also is provided to members along Highway 58 in Cape Carteret, north to the Jones County town of Maysville, as well as a small number of members in Onslow County near Swansboro.