French Broad Electric Membership Corporation operates more than 20 substations monitored through fiber-optic cable and wireless communications. The corporation serves over 35,000 members in North Carolina and Tennessee. It utilizes data acquisition systems to facilitate the accurate and rapid functioning of electrical distribution and transmission plants. French Broad Electric Membership Corporation has partnerships with various electric cooperatives, municipal electric providers and investor-owned utilities. The corporation offers the NC GreenPower program for customers to support the development of renewable energy resources. Founded in 1939, French Broad Electric Membership Corporation maintains a location in Marshall, N.C.