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What is a Cooperative

Cooperatives are...


  • Private independent electric utility businesses


  • Incorporated under the laws of the states in which they operate


  • Established to provide at-cost electric service


  • Owned by the members they serve


  • Governed by a board of trustees elected from the membership, which sets policies and procedures that are implemented by the cooperatives’ professional staff


  • Distribution cooperatives deliver electricity to the member

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