Message from Matt Berry, CEO:
Better yet, we haven’t raised electric rates since 2010! In that time, we have invested more than $17 million in electric system reliability improvements, and returned nearly $10 million in patronage cash back…all without raising electric rates!
But we need your help to keep electricity affordable and reliable.
Will you please consider re-investing part of your patronage cash-back payment back into the future of your cooperative? Join more than 600 Midwest Electric members and 33,000 electric cooperative members, employees, and directors nationwide who are part of the political action group, Co-op Owners for Political Action®.
Co-op Owners promotes sensible legislation and regulations to keep electricity affordable and reliable.
As a member-owner of Midwest Electric, you have distinct advantages over customers of other types of utilities. You receive electric service at cost, and any margin we make is allocated back to you as capital credits (or patronage cash back). We invest those funds in new poles, wire, transformers, substations and other infrastructure in order to provide a reliable supply of cost-effective electric power that meets your evolving needs for the long term. Those credits are then retired – or paid back – to you as it is financially feasible to do so.
Co-op Owners is our best tool to get the attention of decision makers in Ohio and Washington, D.C. Just $25 a year (only $2.08 per month) makes you part of this voice for electric cooperatives. It’s a small investment that can help keep electricity affordable and reliable.
Click here to learn more about Co-op Owners for Political Action. (If you’re already a member of Co-op Owners and your bill has a line item for “Grassroots COPA” you don’t need to sign up again.) Thank you for helping us to keep electricity affordable and reliable!
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