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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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