WHAT IS A CO-OP?
A cooperative is a group of people acting together to meet the common needs and aspirations of its members, sharing ownership and making decisions democratically.
Cooperatives are not concerned with making profits for shareholders, but creating value for consumers – this is part of what sets cooperatives off from other businesses.
Members of electric cooperatives express higher than average levels of consumer satisfaction.
Co-ops put consumers first because the consumers are the owners and they are locally owned and operated.