Pay Where You Shop

We are excited this month to announce a new payment option that gives you approximately 30 convenient locations in or near the Clarke-Washington EMC service area to pay your electric bill. The new service is called CheckOut and allows you to make payments on your electric bill at Dollar General, Family Dollar and CVS stores. It’s not only convenient, it’s simple and easy. All you have to do is go to and click on GET YOUR CHECKOUT BARCODE. Then, enter your account number without a dash and verify your service address to obtain a bar code unique to your electric account with CWEMC. You can download the bar code to your phone or print a paper copy. Or, you can call or stop by the office and we will be happy to help you obtain your barcode.

Once you have the barcode, you simply go into one of the stores and tell the cashier how much you would like to pay on your account. The cashier will scan the bar code and accept your cash payment. The store adds a $1.50 convenience fee and the payment is immediately posted to your account. The cashier does not have access to check the amount of your bill so you need to have a copy of your bill or check ahead of time to find out how much you need to pay on your bill.

Of course, you can still pay your bill using any of the other current payment options. Please feel free to call or stop by the office if we can be of assistance.

I hope you find this option convenient for paying your CWEMC electric bill.

CWEMC Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: Friday, March 20, 2020 Effective Friday, March 20, Clarke-Washington EMC is closing all office lobbies until further notice. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, but this proactive step to protect the health of our employees and our members during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Drive-thru services will remain open at this time. If…Continue Reading

2020 Youth Tour

Do you know a high school junior who loves to make new friends and travel? If so, tell them about our Montgomery and Washington Youth Tours. This once in a lifetime experience provides opportunities for students to learn about the history of Alabama and the United States. They also learn about the cooperative form of…Continue Reading

2020 EMPOWER Registration Now Open

ARE YOU A K-12 EDUCATOR? If you are a K-12 educator interested in teaching your students more about energy, EMPOWER is for you. This Energy Education Workshop provides an exciting opportunity to learn about electric generation and distribution, with a focus on energy education and fun ways to integrate it into your classroom, using curriculum…Continue Reading


If you are a dependent of a member of our local cooperative then you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship. Your local cooperative has joined other cooperatives throughout the state of Alabama to create the Electric Cooperative Foundation. During the spring, the Foundation will be awarding scholarships across…Continue Reading

Annual Meeting

Clarke-Washington EMC has announced the 83rd Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the new Jackson office located at 9000 Highway 43. All Clarke-Washington EMC members are invited to attend the meeting and enjoy entertainment by the Kendricks, food and drinks, and have a chance to win door prizes. Registration and entertainment will…Continue Reading

2019 EMPOWER Workshop

Nearly 260 educators from across Alabama and northwest Florida became the students for a week at the Empower Energy Education Workshop in June. Twelve educators in the Clarke-Washington EMC area were able to attend Empower and become empowered about energy education. “I had no idea that this workshop would be as ‘empowering’ as it was,”…Continue Reading

You Can Pay at the Bank

Clarke-Washington EMC is happy to announce that beginning August 1, BancorpSouth (formerly Merchants Bank) in Jackson will become a payment drop location for Clarke-Washington EMC electric bills. The branch, located at 1901 College Avenue in Jackson, is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (drive thru). Clarke-Washington EMC members can simply drop off…Continue Reading

Teens learn real-life financial lessons

On Thursday May 23, 2019, McIntosh High School students participated in the Your Money, Your Life program teaching them valuable lessons on real life finances. Your Money, Your Life helps young people understand the financial responsibilities they will face when they earn a living in the real world. Students were randomly given jobs and a…Continue Reading