Established in 1937, Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation, also known as Rutherford EMC, is a taxpaying corporation for electric energy management. The corporation is a nonprofit cooperative retail supplier of electricity to more than 64,000 commercial and residential clients. It also works with medical facilities and school systems to perform safety demonstrations. Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation provides online, draft payment and e-billing options. In addition, the company offers emergency response services. Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation provides energy efficiency education programs for children. The company offers news publications, including The News Line and Carolina Country that has information on electric membership corporation and rural electrification.