CEO’s Message – August 2023

Posted: August 1, 2023 at 5:00 am

“We’re here to serve you.” We’ve all heard this phrase countless times. These words may sound generic, but to us — your local electric cooperative — they mean everything.

Halifax EMC was created to serve our community 85 years ago when neighbors banded together to form our co-op for the common good. In our case, it was the only way the community could bring electricity to the area where there was none. In doing so, Halifax EMC helped the community thrive. That mission-focused culture is the golden thread that is woven throughout our history.

Today, we are continuing to power the community. While our focus has remained steady on providing reliable energy to our members, today’s energy landscape and member expectations are far different than they were decades ago. That’s why we continue to adapt, to keep pace with changing technology, evolving needs, and new expectations.

Serving as your trusted energy advisor means we want to help you save energy (and money) and provide advice and information on a broad range of energy topics. For example, if you’re looking for ways to save energy, check out the energy efficiency section of our website,, for ideas to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Consider scheduling a free energy assessment with our energy experts to identify ways you can save energy at home. Understanding how your home uses energy can help determine the best ways to modify energy use and thereby keep more money in your wallet.

If you’re considering a rooftop solar installation, our energy advisors would be happy to give you an unbiased view of the pros and cons. Investing in a solar system is a major decision, and it’s important to fully understand the costs, responsibilities, and potential energy savings prior to committing to a contract. Unlike a solar company that has one objective — to sell their products and services — we will look at the total energy picture and help you determine the best options for your home. We understand that homeowners must undertake their due diligence, and we’re here to help you through that process.

We recognize that many members are considering electric vehicle options. Halifax EMC provides information about EV charging and electrical requirements to our members so you can make informed decisions about EVs. We can provide a candid assessment of residential and business charging requirements for all types of EVs. No matter what our members drive, we want to help you achieve energy savings.

So, the next time you hear Halifax EMC use the phrase “we’re here to serve you,” we hope you know that we mean it. Service is deeply ingrained into who we are. We continue to evolve with the times, and in return, we’ve found additional ways to serve you and provide more options for you to power your life.

We’re here whenever you need us. Connect with us online, in person, through the HEMC Mobile app, or find us on Facebook. However you choose to connect, please let us know how we can serve you better.