Incorporated in 1937, the 4-County Electric Power Association operates and maintains electric utility systems. The association serves more than 42,000 members in over five counties. It has a staff of more than 160 full-time employees. The 4-County Electric Power Association offers PROtech, which is a surge protection service. Its PROtech includes basic necessities to prevent high-voltage energy spikes and power surges from reaching clients home appliances and electronics. The association s security light provides extra hours of light at night for work and play. The 4-County Electric Power Association s security lights automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn. The association offers installation and maintenance services. It partners with various associations to provide street lighting for security and protection in rural subdivisions.