Our Story

Who is Midwest Energy & Communications? In the simplest of terms, our vision is to create vibrant, relevant and sustainable rural communities.

In the 1930s, rural electric cooperatives were formed to bring power and light to the rural space when the large utility providers wouldn’t. Today’s MEC embraces that same spirit, transforming the rural space by delivering first-in-class innovations and solutions where others won’t.

We bring comfort and convenience in the form of electric solutions to more than 35,000 homes and businesses across 12 counties in rural southwest and southeast Michigan, and portions of northern Indiana and Ohio. But we’re more than an electric utility. We also offer propane solutions, delivered with the same level of reliability and customer care. And we’re deploying fiber internet across our electric service territory, bringing the gold standard of broadband solutions to members who were previously unserved and underserved, and opening up great opportunities for home automation using smart grid applications.

Small-town life doesn’t mean giving up on better living. We are committed to creating vibrant, relevant and sustainable rural communities by delivering first-in-class innovations and solutions where others won’t.